Diabetic Foot Blog

New drug delivered through a skin patch shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers

October 28, 2014

New drug delivered through a skin patch shows promise in healing diabetic foot ulcers : Congrats to our SALSAmigo, Stanford’s Geoff Gurtner A foot ulcer is typically a painful inconvenience to most people, but to a person with diabetes it could mean an infection, or worse, an amputation. But a research team at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif., has developed a drug delivered through a skin patch that not only helps foot wounds heal better, but also prevents those wounds from recurring, according to study results they presented this week at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. Amputations are one of the most serious complications of  diabetes .

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Your Grandpa’s Robot Helper is on the Way! The future of Elder Care

October 27, 2014

iRobot and Others Look Ahead to Robotic Elder Care | MIT Technology Review : From Will Knight at MIT Technical Review Youngsters aren’t the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets.

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You Grandpa’s Robot Helper is on the Way! The future of Elder Care

October 27, 2014

iRobot and Others Look Ahead to Robotic Elder Care | MIT Technology Review : From Will Knight at MIT Technical Review Youngsters aren’t the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets. Sometime in the next decade or two, homebound retirees could be early adopters of an important new technology: the home-help robot.

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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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