Diabetic Foot Blog

ReWalk announces first U.S. private insurance coverage for personal exoskeleton system | Orthotics Prosthetics

January 26, 2015

ReWalk announces first U.S.

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Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years

January 26, 2015

Amputations in PAD patients drop 45% over 15 years  The rate of lower limb amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) took a nosedive over the past 15 years while endovascular interventions rose, according to a study published in the January issue of   JAMA Surgery  . Philip P. Goodney, MD, MS, of the vascular surgery section of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues analyzed Medicare claims data between 1996 and 2011 to calculate lower limb amputation rates

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Poor #diabetes care ‘costing lives’

January 15, 2015

BBC News – Poor diabetes care in England ‘costing lives’ : More than 3 million people in England have been diagnosed with diabetes Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity is warning.

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A Rub-On Tattoo for #Diabetes Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking 

January 14, 2015

A Rub-On Tattoo for Diabetics Could Mean the End of Finger Pricking via GIZMODO  : Pricking your finger for a blood glucose test will never, ever be fun.

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From Louis Pasteur to CSI: @UofA – @Oxford Team Releases Major Review on Revolutionary New Medical Microbiological Tech

January 7, 2015

A team of four physicians, surgeons and scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Oxford, today published a major technical review detailing groundbreaking technologies that are transforming the field of microbiology for clinicians and scientists, alike. “In basement microbiology labs at hospitals, worldwide, a revolution is going on, but it has yet to bubble up to the surface”, noted David G

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Review of a Revolution? Microbiology of diabetic foot infections- From Louis Pasteur to CSI

January 7, 2015

Microbiology of diabetic foot infections: from Louis Pasteur to ‘crime scene investigation’ Anne Spichler 1 ,  Bonnie L Hurwitz 2 ,  David G Armstrong 3  and  Benjamin A Lipsky 4 5 * Figure 1.   Overview of methods for community profiling and functional metagenomics.  Patient tissue samples contain a mixture of human and microbial DNA

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