Diabetic Foot Blog

International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) The Hague, 2015: Will We See You There?

October 23, 2014

Remember diabeticfoot.nl / See you at the world forum!

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New Antibiotics – Tedizolid

October 23, 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, this has been a pretty exciting time in the area of lower extremity infectious diseases. Not only do we have 2 new drugs for onychomycosis (to be covered in future posts) but we also have 3 new FDA approved antibiotics for the treatment of, in FDA Speak; “acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections” (aBSSSI).  These drugs are tedizolid, dalbavancin and oritavancin.  Of these, the one that I am most interested in, at least at this moment, is tedizolid.

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Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

October 22, 2014

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough BY  KYLE VANHEMERT      via WIRED Garrett Hurley, LIM’s co-founder, tweaks the Infinite Socket.   LIM Innovations San Francisco Prosthetic Orthotic Service, located just around the corner from the Painted Ladies, is a fairly standard prosthetics shop

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3D-Printed Heel Bone Saves Cancer Patient’s Leg From Amputation in Pioneering Procedure

October 22, 2014

3D-Printed Heel Bone Saves Cancer Patient’s Leg From Amputation in Pioneering Procedure :

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African American? Have Diabetes? You’re 2.5x as Likely to Get Amputated @apmatweets @bio5 #pcori

October 15, 2014

Black Diabetics More Likely to Need Amputation : This from our SALSAmigo Dartmouth’s Phil Goodney via  Kristina Fiore  and MedPage Today. Older blacks with type 2 diabetes were nearly three times more likely than other Medicare beneficiaries to undergo disease-related leg amputation, researchers found

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Texas-Arizona Research Collaboration Productive for 20 Years

October 12, 2014

Courtesy of Dr. Barry Block and PM News   Drs. David G.

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Let’s make prevention pay. Save a leg. Heal a wound. Improve a life. #DLS14Conference

October 9, 2014

See more here: Let’s make prevention pay. Save a leg. Heal a wound. Improve a life. #DLS14Conference

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Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

October 5, 2014

Read the original post: Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

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Dietary modulation of the microbiome affects autoinflammatory disease: Nature

September 28, 2014

Dietary modulation of the microbiome affects autoinflammatory disease : Nature : Nature Publishing Group : Wow… A link to Charcot? Dietary modulation of the microbiome affects autoinflammatory disease John R.

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Bionic Exoskeleton Successfully Used to Improve Gait After Stroke

September 28, 2014

EKSO Bionic Exoskeleton Successfully Used to Improve Gait After Stroke :

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