Archive: Dec 2014

The Old Adage Returns: It’s not what you put on the wound that matters, its what you take off. Pressure, that is.

December 26, 2014

New guidelines recommend off-loading to increase likelihood of diabetic foot ulcer healing     December 19, 2014  READ OR SUBMIT ARTICLE COMMENTS  EMAIL  PRINT  SAVE Relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers, according to consensus guidelines published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. See Also Help Patients Manage Equinus Deformity FitFlop reduces loading rate at heel strike, frontal plane motion … Take a…

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Bowel prep advice for your screening colonoscopy

December 12, 2014

We deal with the lower part of the body most of the time but since our patient population ( me included)  are at the age where screening for  potentially  fatal diseases is important, I thought that since I am getting ready to have my first screening colonoscopy, I might share some words of wisdom from our friends at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto about the best ways to  survive the bowel cleansing ritual.  Enjoy! P     Other options for the dreaded colonoscopy…

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I’ll have the Quad Big Mac and Super Size the Fries: McMaster researchers discover serotonin blockade may allow us to burn the fat like our youthful selves used to.

December 9, 2014

Mac researchers make breakthrough in obesity research MAC Photo courtesy McMaster University The report's authors: Waliul Khan, associate professor of pathology and molecular medicine and Gregory Steinberg, professor of medicine, with lead author and post-doctoral fellow Justin Cran. Hamilton Spectator By  Dave Churchill A new discovery from researchers at McMaster University could be a major breakthrough in battling obesity and diabetes. The team is hoping its discovery can lead to a pill or patch that would turn up the body's "metabolic…

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Womb Care: Novel wound treatment using amniotic membrane shines over (much) more expensive skin substitute.

December 5, 2014

Multi-Center Comparative Study Of MiMedx EpiFix® And Organogenesis Apligraf® Determines EpiFix Has Considerably Higher Rates Of Complete Healing And Significantly Faster Time To HealEpiFix® Treatment Results In Cost Saving In Excess Of 80% Compared To Apligraf®             MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MDXG), the leading regenerative medicine company utilizing human amniotic tissue and patent-protected processes to develop and market advanced products and therapies for the Wound Care, Surgical, Orthopedic, Spinal, Sports Medicine, Ophthalmic…

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