Archive: May 2015

Is the Doctor-less Office the Future of Medicine? — To the Point — KCRW

May 29, 2015

Twenty states have passed laws allowing nurse practitioners to perform duties usually reserved for doctors, without a physician’s supervision. It’s a boon for rural states where doctors are scarce, but MD’s argue patient care suffers. It’s just one aspect of the new direction medicine is taking towards lowering cost and taking advantage of higher tech alternatives, exemplified by such practices as telemedicine and remote controlled surgery. Source: Is the Doctor-less Office the Future of Medicine? — To the Point —…

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Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

May 27, 2015

For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease nerve pain associated, according to a new study. Source: Vegan Diet Eases Nerve Pain of Diabetes

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A Guide To Microvascular Assessment For Wound Healing | Podiatry Today

May 27, 2015

While physicians commonly check pedal pulses and the ankle brachial index to assess vascularity, microvascular testing methods are also key to assessing wound healing potential. Accordingly, these authors offer current insights on the toe brachial index, photoplethysmography, skin perfusion pressure and transcutaneous oxygen pressure. Source: A Guide To Microvascular Assessment For Wound Healing | Podiatry Today

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Would Patients Pay For Preventative Health Devices Like They Pay For Cable Or Netflix? | Podiatry Today

May 27, 2015

We at the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance-Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (SALSA-iCAMP) have long suggested that many items that now appear as medical devices, such as smart scales to monitor weight or smart clothes to check vital signs, are really better classified as consumer electronics. What we have to do collectively is to figure out a method for our regulatory bodies and ethics/privacy/security concerns to catch up and harmonize with our digital reality. Source: Would Patients Pay For…

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‘Nobody has ever done this with adult blood, ever’ | Canadian Healthcare Network – Physicians

May 22, 2015

TORONTO | Canadian scientists have discovered how to turn a simple blood sample into a variety of nerve cells, including those that are responsible for pain, Source: ‘Nobody has ever done this with adult blood, ever’ | Canadian Healthcare Network – Physicians

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New Device Stimulates Nerves to Bring Feeling to Prosthetic Hands

May 21, 2015

Now that the mechanical aspects of prosthetic arms have gotten quite impressive, getting these devices to have a sense of touch is a major next step to ove Source: New Device Stimulates Nerves to Bring Feeling to Prosthetic Hands

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