Nigeria:Experts Lament Rising Amputation Cases Among Nigerians

[Guardian] Experts have lamented that more Nigerians are losing their limbs from diabetes foot, a major complication of diabetes mellitus. They spoke at the fifth yearly Podiatry and Diabetes Foot Care workshop, which kicked-off on Monday in Lagos.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news
The prediction or early diagnosis of maternal complications is challenging mostly because the main conditions, such as preeclampsia, preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, and gestational diabetes mellitus, are complex syndromes with multiple underlying mechanisms related to their occurrence. Limited advances in maternal and perinatal health in recent decades with respect to preventing these disorders have led to new approaches, and “ omics ” sciences have emerged as a potential field to be explored. Metabolomics is the study of a set of metabolites in a given sample and can represent the metabolic functionin...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong the Faroese populations studied, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increased with age and was more prevalent among men. The detected prevalence was comparable to other Nordic countries for all age-groups.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Jansson L, Carlsson PO Abstract The pancreatic islets are more richly vascularized than the exocrine pancreas, and possess a 5- to 10-fold higher basal and stimulated blood flow, which is separately regulated. This is reflected in the vascular anatomy of the pancreas where islets have separate arterioles. There is also an insulo-acinar portal system, where numerous venules connect each islet to the acinar capillaries. Both islets and acini possess strong metabolic regulation of their blood perfusion. Of particular importance, especially in the islets, is adenosine and ATP/ADP. Basal and stimulated blood fl...
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsSpecialist and PCP visit in the immediate post-discharge period may improve 90-day HF readmission and mortality in certain high-risk groups of patients with HF.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Diabetes Mellitus;   Pre Diabetes Intervention:   Dietary Supplement: Polyherbal formulation Sponsor:   Islamia University of Bahawalpur Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: this reflection, based on the experience of telephone-based educational interventions for diabetes, can contribute to advance Nursing science in terms of methodological guidance to support the development of interventions and programs at the vari ous levels of health care.RESUMEN Objetivo: analizar las dimensiones del modelo RE-AIM en la perspectiva de las intervenciones educativas por tel éfono en diabetes, considerando la experiencia de los investigadores de una universidad pública paulista, Brasil. Método: reflexión de estudio que examinó las dimensiones del modelo RE-MAIN,...
Source: Texto e Contexto - Enfermagem - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction/PurposeMetabolic syndrome is commonly demonstrated in patients with morbid obesity undergoing bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of metabolic syndrome on morbidity and mortality following bariatric surgery.Materials and MethodsThe National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset was queried for patients who underwent bariatric surgical procedures between 2012 and 2014. Patient demographics, comorbid conditions, bariatric procedure type, and postoperative complications were analyzed. Metabolic syndrome was defined as having a body mass index> &thinsp...
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although DM was the disease most commonly associated with PUs and NAs, chronic hyperglycemia may not have been the major underlying risk factor. The major risk covariates are sensation loss from polyneuropathy, old age, obesity, repetitive foot injury, and inadequate foot care or treatment. Physicians and other healthcare providers can help by identifying patients at risk and instituting measures such as adequate foot care to decrease these risks.
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: FEATURES: ORIGINAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Chinnu Sabu, T.K. Henna, V.R. Raphey, K.P. Nivitha, K. PramodAbstractDiabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder lasting for the lifetime of a person. Glucose and insulin are the main indicators in the monitoring and control of this disease. Most often, various laboratory tests are used in the diagnosis and control of diabetes. Among them, the estimation of blood glucose concentration is one of the main diagnostic criteria. Proper control of the blood glucose level can delay, and to a greater extent, prevent complications....
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
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