Category Archive: Examination

As it was in the Beginning: Diabetic Neuropathy is at the bottom of the stairway to amputation.

April 6, 2018

Diabetic Neuropathy Updated: Mar 07, 2018  Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more… Share           Feedback Practice Essentials Diabetic neuropathy is the most common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), affecting as many as 50% of patients with type 1 and type 2 DM. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy involves the presence of symptoms or signs of peripheral nerve dysfunction in people with diabetes after other possible causes have been excluded. [1]  Signs and symptoms In…

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Putting the Pressure on to Take it Off: Pressure sores are preventable

December 9, 2016

Pressure injuries the ‘scarlet letter’ of patient care Date: December 8, 2016   Author: Karen Palmer, Maureen Taylor & Joshua Tepper Linda Murphy visited her mother-in-law regularly at her nursing home, noting she was becoming more isolated as her Alzheimer’s disease advanced. She was already mostly bedridden after breaking both hips in two separate falls. But Murphy never looked at her mother-in-law’s skin. “I never made a habit of checking her feet or legs,” says Murphy, who lives in Ottawa. “We were…

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Assessing Diabetic Retinopathy: There’s an app for that.

December 2, 2016

Deep-Learning Algorithm Shows Promise in Diabetic Eyes Automated software accurately identifies referable retinopathy SAVESAVED             REGISTER TODAY Earn Free CME Credits by reading the latest medical news in your specialty. SIGN UP by Kristen Monaco  Contributing Writer, MedPage Today November 30, 2016  This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and:   Action Points     An algorithm based on deep machine learning demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for detecting referable diabetic retinopathy, researchers reported. In two…

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NEWSFLASH!!!! Robots are taking over the world. (at least to help diagnose diabetic end organ damage)

November 30, 2016

Artificial intelligence screens for diabetic retinopathy Google scientists say ‘deep learning’ algorithm has high sensitivity and specificity WRITTEN BY ANDREW SKELLY ON NOVEMBER 29, 2016 FOR CANADIANHEALTHCARENETWORK.CA  Read more articles on:  diabetes  Email Print Text size Comment In yet another sign of the growth of artificial intelligence research in medicine, Google researchers have published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing their image-recognition software could effectively screen for diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Varun Gulshan (PhD) of Google Inc. in Mountain View, Calif., and colleagues employed…

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Oh Canada: Health Canada Approves O’Brien Medical

May 31, 2016

My friend, Dr. Todd O'Brien has slipped over the Maine border  with the coolest neuropathy testing device this year, the ETF128!  Thanks for thinking of us….We The North!  PVM     O’Brien Medical was founded by surgeon/inventor Todd O’Brien, DPM in 1999. O’Brien Medical now introduces the ETF128, an exciting new instrument for the neurodiagnostics market. Source: OBrien Medical | Health Canada Approves O’Brien Medical

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Curatio Hand Scanner to Help Fit 3D Printed Casts |

February 10, 2016

Anyone who has had an arm cast knows the importance of good fit, which is typically accomplished thanks to the material being soft when it’s applied. In th Source: Curatio Hand Scanner to Help Fit 3D Printed Casts |

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