Category Archive: Prevention

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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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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Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study

January 23, 2017

Source: Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study

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Following the Evidence for Total Contact Casting as First-Line Treatment of DFUs in the Wound Clinic | Today’s Wound Clinic

October 29, 2016

Source: Following the Evidence for Total Contact Casting as First-Line Treatment of DFUs in the Wound Clinic | Today’s Wound Clinic

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Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

September 23, 2016

Data concerning outcomes of Canadian patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) arelimited. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the healing rates and identifythe predictors of poor outcomes following advanced wound care in patients presentingwith DFUs. Source: Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

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MIT, Mass General Develop Second Skin to Treat Eye Bags, Other Signs of Aging |

May 13, 2016

Research collaborators at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have come up with a special material that can act as a “second skin” to impart a youthful Source: MIT, Mass General Develop Second Skin to Treat Eye Bags, Other Signs of Aging |

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