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Oxygen and DFU’s: Deja Vu all over agin?

July 2, 2018

Late Breaking research from Frykberg, Peters et al,  at the 2018 ADA. Exciting stuff from a group of the best wounds docs in the world. Enjoy. PVM Multinational, Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of Cyclical Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy (TWO2) in the Treatment of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers ROBERT FRYKBERG, PETER J. FRANKS, MICHAEL E. EDMONDS, JONATHAN N. BRANTLEY, LUC TÉOT, THOMAS WILD, MATTHEW G. GAROUFALIS, ALIZA M. LEE, JANETTE THOMPSON, GERARD REACH, CYAANDI R. DOVE, KARIM LACHGAR and DIRK…

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Neuroplasticity: Toronto’s Dr. Popovic, is stimulating brain cells to restore muscle memory in people with paralysis.

June 24, 2018

  This wearable medical device could help people with paralysis move again CBC Radio · June 22 Physiotherapist Bastien Moineau demonstrates how the computer technology in this garment is designed to stimulate muscles to perform routine tasks.  Listen13:27 Bonnie Brown's documentary 'The Mind Moves in Mysterious Ways' explores a made-in-Canada invention that's helping paralyzed Canadians regain movement in their limbs. Click 'listen' above to hear the documentary.    In a split second, life as they had known it, was over. And the prognosis was pretty clear.  "The…

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The Extreme Cost of Diabetes in Ontario: A diabetic limb amputation every 4 hours

June 1, 2018
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Diabetes Canada Steps up the Heat: A call to action in the fight to prevent diabetic amputations

June 1, 2018

        NEW REPORTS HIGHLIGHT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE LIMBS AND IMPROVE LIVES   May 09, 2018 Time to act against preventable diabetes-related amputations In some provinces one lower limb amputation occurs every day as a result of a diabetic foot ulcer, with the frequency varying across Canada. Many of these amputations could be prevented with proper care and access to supports. In recognition of World Foot Health Awareness Month, Diabetes Canada has released new reports that address the benefits…

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Preventable Wounds in Ontario Long Term Care Facilities: A sore point whose time has come.

May 7, 2018

  It is a far too common occurrence in our long-term care facilities – patients developing pressure sores as a result of neglect in the first instance and then neglect in the second, when appropriate wound care is not provided. Unfortunately, the same is true in our hospital system. Making these events, wounds that develop in a health facility, an actionable offence, is the only way that these tragedies will be prevented. It is a step our neighbours to the…

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And Now for Something Completely Different: Glycemic control and wound healing not necessarily intimately linked?

April 17, 2018

Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Betiel K. Fesseha, Christopher J. Abularrage, Kathryn F. Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C. Likes, Sayed M. Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W. Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi and Nestoras Mathioudakis Diabetes Care 2018 Apr; dc171683. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc17-1683 Abstract OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data…

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