Diabetic Foot Blog

Two-Drug Combination Accelerates Wound Healing?

August 28, 2014

Health News – Two-Drug Combination Accelerates Wound Healing And Reduces Scar Tissue : Animal study holds promise for treating diabetic ulcers and burns Fast Facts: AMD3100 and tacrolimus, two drugs already FDA-approved for other uses, speed surgical wound healing in mice when given together. The drug combination also reduces scar tissue at the wound site

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Foot in Wallet Disease: Tripped up by "cost saving" reductions in care

August 26, 2014

 We believe this to be the first-ever manuscript in the literature showing what happens when podiatric care is removed from a health system. 

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Body Area Networks: The Next WIFI– Rules set by FCC?

August 26, 2014

Medical Body Area Network rules set by FCC   The rules for Medical Body Area Networks have been finalized by the Federal Communications Commission to boost clinician access to extensive real-time information. The rules cover the process involved in choosing a Medical Body Area Network coordinator who will oversee MBAN frequency use and eliminate RF interference between wireless platforms that could affect hospital operations and put patients at risk

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Location of Forefoot Osteomyelitis and its effect on healing: Site Matters (study)

August 24, 2014

Here are data from a terrific, practical study from our long-time friends from Madrid and Gran Canaria. Bottom line: lesser toes are more likely to heal than everywhere else at 8 weeks. 1st metatarsal osteomyelitis is less likely to heal than everywhere else

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Charcot Reconstruction Strategy: Midfoot

August 24, 2014

 Charcot Reconstruction Strategy: Midfoot See More Dr. Glass @ SALSA videos here. 

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Old drug may be used in new way to prevent #diabetes’ complications

August 19, 2014

Old drug may be used in new way to prevent diabetes’ complications | Detroit Free Press | freep.com :  Perhaps Allopurinol is allo-cure-in-all? This from UM’s Rodica Pop-Busui via Robin Erb of the Detroit Free Press. 

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In the hardest places to live in the USA, #Diabetes and blood pressure are 3 of 5 most correlated web search terms

August 19, 2014

Inequality and Web Search Trends – NYTimes.com :

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Amiigo, a Truly Different Activity Tracker

August 19, 2014

Amiigo, a Truly Different Activity Tracker: Medgadget Review : The evolution of the wearable activity tracker takes us to this– two different monitors merging data just as we do in the lab.

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Is cognitive functioning more likely to be impaired in people with diabetic foot complications?

August 17, 2014

Cognitive functioning among patient…

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Activity tracker for seniors lets you know when something’s wrong

August 14, 2014

The device we’ve been wanting for years is finally here. Activity tracker for seniors lets you know when something’s wrong :

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