Electromagnetic simulation of non-invasive approach for the diagnosis of diabetic foot ulcers

This study, though a simulation in nature, shows promise for being able to accurately diagnose the peripheral vasculature using electromagnetic parameters. This feasibility study proved successful for possible future implementation using MEMS/NEMS device systems to be designed to detect EM parameters to serve as a diagnostic tool for the early detection of peripheral vascular disease, and ultimately, diabetic foot ulcers.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Erica Burkheimer, Leah Starks, Mariam Khan, Leon Oostendorp, Marianne K. Melnik, Mathew H. Chung, G. Paul WrightAbstractIntroductionObesity has been associated with negative oncologic outcomes in breast cancer.MethodsRetrospective review of patients with operable breast cancer at a single institution from 2009–2012. Patients with carcinoma in situ or metastatic disease were excluded. Variables included utilization of MRI, surgical treatment, perioperative, and long-term oncologic outcomes. Primary outcome was rate of ...
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe primary ingredients in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), have been made available in numerous forms and formulations to treat multiple medical conditions, and recreational access to marijuana is increasing. Of particular importance to the surgeon may be their effects on prolonging intestinal motility, decreasing inflammation, increasing hunger, mitigating pain, and reducing nausea and vomiting. Perioperative use of medicinal or recreational marijuana will become increasingly prevalent, and the surgeon should be aware of the positive and negative effects of these cannabinoids.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: European Journal of Radiology Open, Volume 5Author(s): Tarun Pankaj Jain, Wen Ter Kan, Sean Edward, Helen Fernon, Renuvathy Kansan NaiderAbstractPurpose: The aim of this project is to investigate the usefulness of the absolute liver lesion ADC value and ratio of Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of a liver lesion and liver parenchyma to discriminate between a benign and malignant lesion.Methods: Liver MRI scans performed between January 2009 and June 2015 were retrospectively analysed. Scans were performed on either a 1.5 T or 3 T MRI unit. The type of liver lesion (ben...
Source: European Journal of Radiology Open - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Alireza Aminsharifi, Rajan T. Gupta, Efrat Tsivian, Sitharthan Sekar, Christina Sze, Thomas J. PolascikAbstractPurposeTo introduce and assess the efficacy of a reduced core targeted (RCT) biopsy template (image-targeted + laterally directed sextant biopsy) to detect clinically-significant cancer in patients with elevated PSA and a previous negative biopsy or on active surveillance. The performance and added value of either targeted alone vs random sextant vs combined biopsy template was appraised.MethodsData fro...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsRenal sympathicolysis by transaortic periarterial ethanol injection was feasible and effective in a porcine model. This approach may be an alternative to catheter-based RFA or other methods of renal denervation.
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWe sought to evaluate patient radiation exposure during complex liver interventional procedures performed with newer angiography equipment.Materials and MethodsWe conducted a retrospective study of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creations and liver tumor embolizations performed in our new angiography suite (Discovery IGS740, GE Healthcare).T tests were used to compare air kerma-area product (PKA) and reference plane air kerma (Ka,r) in the new room versus data from historical rooms and previous studies (including the RAD IR study). Results were expressed as medians [interquartile ranges...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study, though a simulation in nature, shows promise for being able to accurately diagnose the peripheral vasculature using electromagnetic parameters. This feasibility study proved successful for possible future implementation using MEMS/NEMS device systems to be designed to detect EM parameters to serve as a diagnostic tool for the early detection of peripheral vascular disease, and ultimately, diabetic foot ulcers.
Source: Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Successful closure of wounds indicates the use of vHAMA may be beneficial for treatment of chronic wounds in elderly patients with comorbidities. PMID: 29584608 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Wounds - Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research
We examined the prevalence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DIM), neuropathic foot ulceration (FU) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD), and potential risk factors for these complications among patients attending primary care diabetes clinics in Bahrain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We studied 1477 diabetic patients (Type 2 diabetes 93%); to, including 635 men and 842 women, with ages ranging from 18-75 years in a cross-sectional study. The main predictor variables were demographic and clinical data, including assessment of foot and blood parameters. RESULTS: Mean age of the patients and duration of diabetes were 57....
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 1 Source Type: research
This study reports a detailed complication analysis and provides a strategy that may help detect patients at risk for a complicated postoperative course. Methods: The study comprised 43 feet in 37 patients with severe non-plantigrade or unstable Charcot deformity, Eichenholtz stages II/III (Sanders and Frykberg types II-V), who underwent reconstructive arthrodesis of the mid- and/or hindfoot. Patients were retrospectively enrolled 4.5 years postoperatively (range 1.8–11.2 years). All patients showed at least two out of five positive Pinzur high-risk criteria (immuno-compromising illnesses, large bone deformity, longs...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
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