Diabetic Foot Blog

A virtual reality approach to lower extremity rehab

July 17, 2014

A virtual reality approach to lower extremity rehab | Lower Extremity Review Magazine : When commercially available active video games are used in rehabilitation settings, often the level of challenge does not match the patient’s ability level. Customized interventions can address these limitations while capitalizing on the fun and motivating aspects of the technology. By Rachel Proffitt, OTD, OTR/L Virtual reality (VR) and video games are becoming more and more popular in the field of rehabilitation.

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Open bypass and endovascular procedures among diabetic foot ulcer cases in the United States from 2001 to 2010

July 15, 2014

Open bypass and endovascular procedures among diabetic foot ulcer cases in the United States from 2001 to 2010 : Skrepnek G, Armstrong DG and Mills JL J Vasc Surg, 2014  DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.04.071 Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate trends in outcomes of inpatient mortality, surgical complications, charges, and length of stay stratified according to open vs endovascular revascularization and amputation status in patients admitted to the hospital with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods Inpatient discharge records from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project were used in this retrospective cohort study spanning 2001 to 2010.

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"National #Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA)" Let’s Stop the next #Footattack

July 14, 2014

National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) – Health & Social Care Information Centre National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) will enable all diabetes foot care services to measure their performance against NICE clinical guidelines and peer units, and to monitor adverse outcomes for people with diabetes who develop diabetic foot disease. What does it measure? National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) will look at the following key areas: Structures: are the nationally recommended care structures in place for the management of diabetic foot disease

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Rotten egg smell could help battle heart disease, #Diabetes and Alzheimer’s?

July 14, 2014

Rotten egg smell could help battle heart disease and Alzheimer’s – Science – News – The Independent :

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Aging At Home: Helping Seniors Stay Put

July 14, 2014

Aging At Home: Helping Seniors Stay Put : NPR : This is must-listening/reading for people interested in living at home and not just surviving in the hospital.

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Cultures of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Without Clinical Signs of Infection Do Not Predict Outcomes

July 13, 2014

Cultures of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Without Clinical Signs of Infection Do Not Predict Outcomes Gardner SE 1 ,  Haleem A 2 ,  Jao YL 3 ,  Hillis SL 4 ,  Femino JE 5 ,  Phisitkul P 5 ,  Heilmann KP 2 ,  Lehman SM 3 ,  Franciscus CL 6 . 1 College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA sue-gardner@uiowa.edu

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SALSA’s Nick Giovinco Serves as Visiting Professor in Engineering at Georgia Tech @bio5 @uofa @apmatweets @GaTechEngineers

July 11, 2014

Nicholas A. Giovinco, Assistant Professor and Director of the Replicator Lab at the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) became the first podiatric surgeon to serve as visiting professor in the Biomedical Engineering class at the renowned Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Smell receptors in the skin…and scents stimulating wound healing?

July 10, 2014

Researchers from Bochum detect olfactory receptors in the skin : Receptor accelerates cell division and migration Sandalwood scent facilitates wound healing and skin regeneration Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered. Their data indicate that the cell proliferation increases and wound healing improves if those receptors are activated.

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Mini-Documentary: 3D Reconstruction of 3D Deformity using #3DPrinting @UofA @Bio5

July 9, 2014
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The 3-Minute Diabetic Foot Exam + Referral Guidelines For Primary Care #FootAttack

July 7, 2014

These guidelines and the presentation listed below were adapted from our American Diabetes Association’s Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Examination . Further information can be found here . 

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