Archive: May 2014

Treating the Diabetic Foot: No easy feat.

May 30, 2014

Diabetes complications could lead to surgical site infection   Wukich DK. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01302.   Facebook Tweet inShare May 28, 2014 Diabetes complications were significantly associated with higher rates of site infection following foot and ankle surgery, according to a recent study. See Also Study: Repeat skin antisepsis after surgical draping may … Opiates and infection: Another reason to avoid them … Antibiotic prophylaxis type, length of surgery among factors … Researchers evaluated 2,060 consecutive surgical…

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DFU’s and Death: New research shows link to cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular causes.

May 30, 2014

Diabetic foot ulcers linked to premature death from vascular, nonvascular causes     Facebook Tweet inShare May 28, 2014 Individuals with diabetic foot ulcers were shown to be at greater risk of premature death from vascular and nonvascular causes than those without ulcers, according to a recently published study. See Also Walking in Their Shoes: Childhood Obesity Linked to Foot … Wireless Sensor Detects Diabetic Ulcer Pressures Risk for all-cause mortality higher in patients with diabetic foot … Researchers obtained…

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Hacking the DFU Code: Rethinking the process of how to heal the wound by attacking it every possible step.

May 26, 2014

A great TedTalk on how hackers work, how they think and how to use this process to solve the world's health problems.  Maybe we should use the same mechanism to #hacktheDFU! P  

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Rethinking Amputation: The unkindest cut of all may be losing some of its edge.

May 25, 2014

May 24, 2014 | Vote0   0 Rethinking amputation A young woman opts for prosthetic limbs over a life in a wheelchair. One of a growing number of people who are changing the way medicine views amputation WALKING PHOTOS BY ERICH SCHLEGEL,THE WASHINGTON POST Phipps walks back to a van after the paddling trip. “I am setting out to defy what society thinks about what is possible,” she said. nextplay/pausepre3/3 By Caitlin Dewey For most of her teens, Lacey Phipps couldn't get out of…

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After the STAMPEDE: A long term look at surgical treatment of diabetes

May 23, 2014

From our very good friend, the beautiful Dr. Karen Choong. (my wife!)   After the STAMPEDE: Surgical versus Medical Treatment for Obese Patients with Diabetes Posted by Rena Xu • May 21st, 2014 Today the perils of obesity hardly remain a mystery.  Many patients who are obese also have Type 2 diabetes, a condition that can be difficult and expensive to manage, and the search for effective treatment options has become a public health priority. In 2012, an article in NEJM…

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Protecting Edges of Venous Ulcers: An Evidence-Based Approach | Today’s Wound Clinic

May 16, 2014

Protecting Edges of Venous Ulcers: An Evidence-Based Approach | Today's Wound Clinic.

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