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Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found

...diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, limb amputation and death....

Bone marrow transplants for limbs

...isability. In severe cases, the limb may even need amputation to avoid gangrene and death. Researchers in Osak...e. Fifteen of 20 patients who'd been scheduled for amputation were able to avoid the operation and leg ulcers improved in six out of ten patients. The researchers...

Gene variant foretells diabetic neuropathy

...age leading to pain and numbness. In severe cases, amputation may even be necessary. Researchers at Duke University in the US have now identified a gene variant which makes people more likely to suffer from peripheral neuropathy if they have diabetes. The gene variant is APOE4, which has also been implicated ...

Recognizing heart risk in dialysis patients

...ts in the group - ranging from heart attack to leg amputation because of poor circulation. Blood analysis showed that high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and low levels of albumin indicated a high risk of such problems. CRP is a marker for inflammation and has already been shown to be a significant indica...

Diabetics & Foot infections

... with advanced neuropathy and often had to undergo amputation to save their lives. They decided that a little change in lifestyle and proper foot care would help avoid these problems. The study examined 1,660 patients in the ‘high risk’ category between September 2001 and October 2002 to study diabetes related...

Diabetic Ulcers A Probable Cause Of Depression

...uted to the fact that diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation in 85 percent of cases. Thus researchers say, the important thing is that health care providers are aware of this new information and are working to come up with methods of treatment that will not impact patient lives ....

Amputation may depend on availability of vascular surgeons

...peripheral arterial disease may lose their limb to amputation if there are //no vascular surgeons to attend to t...urgeries performed and 1.6% reduction of number of amputation cases. The research also reports that there was a substantial variation in the locations of the vasc...

Sox 18 Slows Cancers

...lation problems which could otherwise lead to limb amputation in diabetics. As a matter of fact this research has brought light to the scope of life of many cancer patients....

Diabetic Amputation May Reduce If Free Screenings Are There

...ly and can help to reduce the chances of having an amputation by half. // People with diabetes are especially...ndetected, peripheral arterial disease can lead to amputation and increase a person’s risk of having a heart attack and stroke. The progression of PAD results in ...

Stem cell cure for peripheral vascular disease: New hope on the horizon

...imbs that many people would have thought doomed to amputation ...

The Looming Controversy Surrounding Facial Transplant

...t of her vision. She also lost her hair and had an amputation of her fingers. She has had more than 50 surgeries since then and has a lot more to go. A corneal transplant done in 2003 enabled her to see through her left eye in 2003. She is now one among the 20 patients to have approached Dr. Peter Butler for a ...

Depression plays a vital role in Diabetes

...eth and gum disease, decreased sexual function and amputation if the blood sugar is not brought under control. Cathy Nonas, director of the obesity and diabetes program at North General Hospital, in New York City said that a proper diet, correct weight and physical activity will help improve blood sugars. On...

Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation

... loss. Diabetes is a leading cause of lower limb amputation in the U.S accounting for more than half of all fo...ent study, only 9 of 119 patients at high risk for amputation ended up losing a limb within six months of having the laser procedure. About 50% of the patients re...

Adequate Foot Care, the Only Way to Prevent Amputation of Lower Limbs in Diabetics

... high risk of amputation. We know that the rate of amputation may be reduced by 40% or more through effective care. All people with diabetes should receive at least a yearly foot check. Those who have problems need to be provided with a foot care plan which incorporates specialist care and education on what to ...

Say no to smoking: passive smokers may develop diabetes

...c places, the risk of blindness, heart disease and amputation that can be caused by Type 2 diabetes should be pretty compelling. Diabetes is already increasing at an alarming rate and lifestyle factors definitely play a huge role in this. If this pattern continues, we will soon start seeing people losing their ...

Medtronic’s Insulin Pump Receives Regulatory Approva

...cations like vision loss, kidney failure, need for amputation or even cardiovascular disease. “As this is the first integrated insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system ever approved, we feel this new therapy will revolutionize the way patients manage their diabetes and will improve their lives,” sa...

Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand

... important causes of disability, necessitating the amputation of toes, feet and lower limbs. The hospitals in Hawke's Bay are overloaded with diabetics and medical personnel find it hard to meet the demand for medical service. In addition, thousands are being turned away from waiting lists. With this being th...

Watch Out! Sideswipe Elbow Injuries On The Rise

... cases, it can result in open fractures or partial amputation of the limb, necessitating multiple surgical interventions, accompanied by prolonged periods of rehabilitation. In view of the above situation, the researchers have called for an increased awareness regarding sideswipe injuries among drivers. They ...

New Gene Therapy Treats Diabetic Neuropathy

... in the hands, arms, feet and legs. Progression to amputation is not inevitable, but it is always a threat. Problems may also occur in other organs, including the heart, kidneys, sex organs, eyes and digestive tract. ‘Diabetic neuropathy is a major problem in insulin-dependent diabetes, particularly in pa...

New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

...tions and require stenting, bypass surgery or even amputation of a leg. A UVa cardiologist, Dr. Christopher Kramer, and his colleagues, measured how fast the leg muscles of patients with PAD, and people without PAD, recovered a phosphorus substance called phosphocreatine (PCr), the major energy “store” in mus...

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