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Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics

Researchers suggest that findings could alter treatment methods,, THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of having to have a limb amputated because of diabetes were reduced by 36 percent when people with type 2 diabetes were given the drug fenofibrate to lower their blood fat...

MEDIHONEY Used to Prevent Amputation of Patient's Leg

Clinicians at major NY hospital tout MEDIHONEY(TM) at press conference PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI) , a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that MEDIHONEY was the focus of a major press conference las...

Study Finds Preventative Diabetes Care Reduces Amputation Occurrence

Americans Urged: "Elect to Save Your Feet," Get Annual Foot Check-ups BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 246 million people across the globe battle diabetes and its complications every year. However, medical care for diabetes is often not sought in time to prevent serio...

African Americans have 5 times higher amputation rate

CHICAGO The overall amputation rate in northern Illinois is declining due to improved care for diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, new research shows. But not everyone is reaping the benefits. A new study from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine has found people in...

Mental health linked to amputation risk in diabetic veterans

Philadelphia, PA, December 20, 2007 For U.S. veterans with diabetes, lower scores on a test of mental health functioning are associated with an increased risk of major amputations, reports a study in the November/December issue of the journal General Hospital Psychiatry. "Our findings suggest ...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

This release is available in French . Montreal, May 12, 2008 Losing a limb can be a traumatic experience and, in some cases, emotional and physical pain can linger for years. To better understand the phenomenon, dubbed phantom limb syndrome, Universit de Montral graduate student Emma Duer...

Infection-Induced Amputation On Diabetic Foot – Study Release

A first study using large population revealed information on diabetes and foot as ‘Diabetics with infection in foot are at a 55-fold greater risk for hospitalization, and about 154 times greater risk for amputation’//. This study was carried out for a period of 2 years by researchers from Texas A&M...

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

Diabetics need to be cautious about monitoring blood sugar levels, which is also known to cause damage to the blood vessels that course through the lower limbs, giving rise to amputations, according to a recent study. // The risk for diabetics to suffer lower limb amputations is pronounced, 15 time...

Diabetic Amputation May Reduce If Free Screenings Are There

USA is all set to start a free screening program to detect peripheral arterial disease (PAD) on time to prevent loss of legs from diabetes amputations. Called Legs For Life? this program can help detect the onset of the condition early and can help to reduce the chances of having an amputation by h...

The Clue to a Diabetic Requiring an Amputation may lie in the Retina of ones Eye.

Amputations continue to be a major complication of diabetes, despite the fact most are preventable. About one //half of all amputations are currently performed among the diabetic population. Researchers studied changes in the tiny blood vessels in the retinas of about 900 diabetic patients who ...

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Amputation in Medical Technology

New Powder Speeds Healing of Difficult Foot Wounds

...have experienced a foot sore that would not heal. This powder's successful treatment of difficult foot wounds could potentially lead to a reduction in amputation rates. "This new powder aggregates, or comes together, in an amazing flexible film that mimics the wound's surface and helps it to retain moist...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Next-Generation Nitinol Stent to Treat Iliac Artery Disease

...s, myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) occurring during related hospitalization, target vessel revascularization (TVR) through nine months and amputation of the treated limb through nine months. The EPIC Stent is a next-generation product that builds on Boston Scientific's long-time leadership in...

Cardium Announces Completion of Patient Recruitment in Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Excellarate(TM) for the Potential Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

...be treated in the study were chronic and non-healing. It was found that approximately 27% of the patients in the study had previously had at least one amputation (either a toe or a complete foot) due to prior unhealed ulcers. In addition, approximately 14% of the wounds being treated in the study had previously...

ThermoGenesis Announces MXP Involvement in New Regenerative Medicine Initiatives

... major amputation. The utility of bone marrow derived stem cells to prevent amputation by restoring blood flow to the affected limb is being studied in a number o...em cells as therapy. Patients with CLI are often faced with the prospect of amputation and suffer high rates of morbidity and mortality. We are optimistic that ou...

Vermillion Renews Strategic Alliance Agreement With Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

...peripheral arteries, disrupting normal blood flow. Left untreated, PAD more than doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke and increases the risk of amputation and death. Provided the disease is identified in a timely manner, there are treatments that can save the lives and limbs of these patients. About Ve...

Use of Mealtime SYMLIN(R) Compared to Rapid-Acting Insulin for Diabetes Therapy Intensification in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Using Basal Insulin

...lin and amylin secretion.(2) Poor control of blood sugar may result in severe long-term complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage, blindness, amputation and cardiovascular disease.(1) About Amylin Pharmaceuticals Amylin Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company committed to improving lives thr...

Welchol(TM) Lowered A1C by a Mean 1 Percent or Greater When Added to Metformin-, Insulin-, or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy in 47 Percent of Patients Evaluated

...rly a quarter (24%) had a mean reduction as great as 1.40%. Type 2 diabetes can put people at risk for serious health complications such as blindness, amputation and kidney failure.(1) A second post-hoc analysis demonstrated that Welchol lowered A1C and LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels consistently across type ...

YMed, Inc. Successfully Completes First Clinical Cases With Innovative VascuTraK(TM) II PTA Dilatation Catheter

...theter is an important advancement in technology for the treatment of patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), especially below the knee where amputation risks are the greatest," says Dr. Rajesh Dave, Chairman, Endovascular Medicine, Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA. Dr. Dave performed the initial cl...

Cardiologists Tackle 'Next Frontier' in Cardiovascular Disease

...rtery with a catheter. "Without these advanced procedures, many of these patients would continue to get more and more sick, and some would face limb amputation and other life-threatening complications of the disease," said Dr. Kenneth Saland, an interventional cardiologist at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas w...

Vical Licensee Sanofi-aventis Initiates Phase 3 Trial to Reduce Amputations

...will continue for one year. The primary endpoint is the prevention of major amputation or of death. Additional information on the trial is available at http://en...the first episode of critical limb ischemia, 55% of patients either require amputation or die. In the United States and Europe, there are more than 150,000 amputa...
Amputation in Medical Definition

Medical procedure

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Phantom pain

...nesthesia dolorosa , or denervation pain , is pain that is felt in a part of the body (usually an extremity ) that either no longer exists due to amputation or is insensate as a result of nerve severance. It is often described as a burning sensation, though individual accounts vary. This pain does not o...
Amputation in Medical Dictionary

Amputation

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out... Amputation is the surgical removal of a limb or part...

Limb

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Gene Therapy

.... ... forward to the day when gene therapy could treat and cure hereditary disorders in humans. ... Gene therapy has prevented below-knee amputation in some ... Gene therapy is currently only being tested for the treatment of ... Additional basic information about gene therapy is ava...

Gangrene

...grene article. ... Stop the progression of dry foot gangrene due to diabetes or atherosclerosis, restore circulation, and prevent toe or leg amputation with Gangrene Clear-G Formula, ... Gangrene information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, vide...

Diabetic foot

...based on currently available evidence. ... diabetic foot complications has been elucidated to a great extent, ... Diabetic Complications and amputation Prevention(American College of Foot and ... Article: Current concepts review: diagnostic imaging of the diabetic foot . ... Diabetes disrupts...

Diabetic foot care

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Amputee

...nformation about amputee in the free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. amputees ... amputee - someone who has had a limb removed by amputation ... ...

Acute arterial occlusion

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Amputation in Biological News

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation awards $191,000 in grants

...ventions Study (Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease Interventions: Percutaneous-first Approach vs. Surgical-first Approach and Their Impact on amputation Volumes Among Medicare Beneficiaries)"; Joseph Erinjeri, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center, New York City, N.Y., "Mediators Underlying Local Inf...

Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents

...ricted blood flow results in severe pain in the feet or toes, even while resting, and sores and wounds that will not heal. Tissue death (gangrene) and amputation are imminent at this advanced stage of PAD, which is caused by atherosclerosis, the hardening and narrowing of the arteries over time due to the build...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

... can lead to serious medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, amputation and death. Many people can manage the symptoms of PAD and stop its progress... targeted delivery of cellular treatments to PAD patients who may be facing amputation and death. It will be important to deliver the right amount of drug treatme...

Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 34th annual scientific meeting

...tents for Critical Limb Ischemia Interventional radiologists are helping peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with critical limb ischemia avoid amputation by exploring the treatment of the smaller blood vessels below the knee (typically difficult to treat because of their size) with drug-coated stents. P...

Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy

...ggot therapy," said Dr. Sherman, "even though studies repeatedly demonstrate that medicinal maggots have saved 40-50% of limbs otherwise scheduled for amputation due to non-healing wounds." It's no wonder that more and more patients are demanding that their doctors try maggot therapy, even when patients are ask...

Combining advanced medical and information technologies offers pathway to lower health care costs

...any's diabetic shoe inner soles, which detect conditions leading to foot ulceration, thus significantly reducing the risk of ulceration, infection and amputation in diabetic patients. The clinical benefit and potential cost savings offered by such technologies was underscored by Dr. David G. Armstrong, DPM,...

Thinking makes it so: Science extends reach of prosthetic arms

...on to flex your chest muscle to close your hand or bend your wrist, said Kuiken. Quite frankly, most people with a unilateral shoulder disarticulation amputation dont wear a prosthesis at all: Its just too cumbersome. More moves While TMR is more intuitive and natural, Kuiken and his team wanted to see ...

Ossur -- leading orthopedic pioneer - expands network to Asia

...s. In China, we estimate the total market being USD35 million. In Asia, lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and other arterial diseases that lead to amputation are showing a significant rise as compared to Western countries. In addition, workplace accidents or trauma have also led to increased lower-limb ampu...

Clot-dissolving agent may be beneficial in treatment of severe frostbite

...ggests that a blood clot-dissolving medication that is administered to some patients following a stroke or heart attack may help to reduce the risk of amputation following severe frostbite, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Frostbite treatment h...

Search on for treatment of slow-healing wounds

...n't heal. For diabetics, such wounds contribute to a foot or lower-leg amputation rate 10 to 15 times higher than non-diabetics. Eighty percent of diabetics who underwent amputation for chronic wounds died within five years, according to a Finnish study. ...
Amputation in Biological Technology

Harvest Technologies Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in its 60 Patient Clinical Trial in India Using Autologous Adult Stem Cells to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia

...ypass procedures. Hence these patients have no option other than undergoing amputation or limb loss. In India a significant percentage of these patients with peri...marrow composition may be considered safe and has shown potential to reduce amputation rates and improve the quality of life for no-option CLI patients. This stud...

The University of Arizona College of Medicine and OmegaGenesis Announce Collaboration Agreement to Address Diabetic Foot Ulcers

... Of these, 1 in 4 will undergo amputation, and one amputation is performed every 30 seconds around the world. ... a consumer guide for diabetic foot ulcer care and amputation prevention for people in developing nations. For ...ty of Arizona College of Medicine is dedicated to amputation prevention and healing in persons with diabetes. ...

AlloSource Distributes Record Amount of Tissue in 2008

...r families) that chose to be tissue donors, whose gifts we processed into allografts that helped people to walk again, live free from pain, avoid limb amputation and survive devastating burns." 2008 accomplishments include: Organic revenue growth of 21 percent as a result of the Company...

DiFUSION Technologies Completes Successful Testing of Antimicrobial Spinal Implant

..., it will also save the patient from additional surgery, weeks of IV antibiotics and in some cases life long exposure to oral suppressive antibiotics, amputation and even death; benefits that will impact surgeons, patients, hospitals and insurance carriers. "DiFUSION is targeting a problem that costs hos...

Unique New Initiative by World-Recognized Specialists in Heart Disease and Diabetes to Reduce Residual Vascular Risk Launched Today

...a unique global program to evaluate and reduce the excess risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision and non-traumatic limb amputation which exists in many patients with heart disease and diabetes despite optimal, currently available care. The R3i, a worldwide, academic, multidiscip...

Media Alert From Residual Risk Reduction Initiative (R3i): 19:00 CST Sunday 9 November 2008

...nique global program to evaluate and to reduce the excess risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision and non-traumatic limb amputation which exists in many patients with heart disease and diabetes despite optimal, currently available care. To address these important issues, the R3i ...

Vermillion and Stanford Scientists Receive 'Best Research Award' From the PAD Coalition

...peripheral arteries, disrupting normal blood flow. Left untreated, PAD more than doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke and increases the risk of amputation and death. There are treatments that can save the lives and limbs of these patients, once the disease is recognized. About Vermillion Vermillion, ...

Repair Stem Cell Institute Announces Science Advisory Board

...se at Metropolitan Hospital - Santiago, Dominican Republic, is a RSC innovator. In April 2008 he saved a young meningitis patient's arms and legs from amputation and in May he saved a young cardiomyopathy patient with serious complications by developing a new multi-faceted comprehensive repair stem cell treatme...

Derma Sciences MEDIHONEY(TM) Helps to Save Patient's Limb

...atients who undergo LEA will ultimately require an amputation of the opposite limb within 5 years. The estimated... lost from work, and jobs lost. The direct cost of amputation in the US is estimated at $22,700 for a toe amputation, and $51,300 for an above-the-knee amputation in 2001 dollars. Diabetes is also a key cause of...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 Data of ZFP Therapeutic at International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Meeting

...one marrow stem cells were also the best clinical responders as assessed by increased tissue oxygen perfusion, improved pain scores, ulcer healing and amputation rates. Aldehyde bright stem cells can be identified in the subject's blood or bone marrow by staining with a substrate of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an...
Amputation in Biological Definition

Diabetes mellitus

...erve damage and eventual gangrene with risk of amputation of toes, feet, and even legs. The most importa...fection and gangrene , sometimes requiring limb amputation , see below nephropathy (due to microangiopa...ilure worldwide. It also the most common cause of amputation in the US, usually toes and feet, often as a resul...
Amputation in Biological Dictionary

Gene therapy

.... ... forward to the day when gene therapy could treat and cure hereditary disorders in humans. ... Gene therapy has prevented below-knee amputation in some ... A fact sheet that discusses research with genetic material in developing cancer ... Gene therapy is an experimental treatment t...
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