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Camera that stops diabetes patients from losing a foot
The device, roughly the size of a regular camera, has temperature sensors that detect ‘hot spots’ on the feet. These indicate an ulcer may develop in a few days or weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor prognosis for more than half with diabetic foot ulcers
Less than half of patients with an infected diabetic foot ulcer will see it heal within a year, according to UK researchers, who said close monitoring and rapid treatment was key. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 8, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Research reveals the true impact of diabetic foot ulcers
(University of Leeds) The prognosis for people with an infected diabetic foot ulcer is worse than was previously thought, according to new research. More than half the patients in the research study did not see their ulcer heal over a year -- and one in seven had to have part or all of their foot amputated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leveraging Government Innovation to Provide Mainstream Solutions
The U.S. government has a rich history of sponsoring innovative programs that bring about technological advances that benefit people everywhere. Prime examples include NASA’s space program, which led to products such as memory foam, advances in solar panels, and personal heart rate monitors, and DARPA advances that enabled internet communications and GPS devices. Although the complexity of intellectual property rights and government contracting can be intimidating, there are substantial potential benefits for companies who partner with the government in research and development. In the field of wound care, a new prod...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Erik Edwards, PhD Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design Source Type: news

Mature B lymphocytes accelerate the healing of diabetic ulcers, other skin injuries
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has found a surprising potential solution to a persistent clinical problem -- the healing of chronic wounds. The researchers report that application of mature B lymphocytes -- best known for producing antibodies -- greatly accelerated the healing of acute and chronic wounds in both diabetic and nondiabetic mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Boost foot care services to cut diabetic amputations, finds study
Improving the provision of foot care services available to diabetes patients is “key” to cutting amputations, and potentially ulcers as well, according to UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 19, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The Sweet Way to Heal Your Wounds
We enjoy outdoor activities. My family will be coming over this year and I will fire up the grill for a delicious BBQ grass-fed beef. We’ll play games like badminton and horseshoes. Now while these games can be fun, they can lead to cuts and bruises. I want to aim you with an unconventional solution for those wounds.  For years now, sugar’s been a dirty word. It’s been blamed for everything from obesity, heart disease and diabetes to tooth decay and acne. But there’s something they don’t know.  Sugar’s better for you than all those artificial sweeteners and substitutes out th...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Organic food sales booming in UK, outstripping growth of ALL conventional foods
(Natural News) This trend could not have come at a better time: In an era when surgeons in the UK are performing a record number of diabetic ulcer-related amputations, the growth in sales of organic foods is outstripping the sales growth of all conventional foods. As reported by The Ecologist, the organic food market in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deepak Chopra: What to Say When Your Coworker Wants to Talk Politics
This article originally appeared on Fortune.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Deepak Chopra / Fortune Tags: Uncategorized politics Source Type: news

Third of people unaware of risk of diabetes-related foot ulcers
More than a third of people in the UK are not aware that foot ulcers are a serious complication of diabetes, despite them being a leading cause of diabetes-related amputations, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 28, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Third of adults don ’t know ulcers are serious diabetes complication
People with diabetes need better access to foot protection teams for early assessment and treatment Related items fromOnMedica Preventing a foot attack Care of the diabetic foot Diabetic foot ulcer care needs to improve NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

This smart mat can predict the onset of foot ulcers
[Image from Podimetrics/MIT News]A Massachusetts Institute of Technology hackathon participant developed a smart mat that helps detect early warning signs of foot ulcers. Jon Bloom, co-founder of startup company Podimetrics, developed a mat that can detect foot ulcers before they happen and reduce the number of amputations occurring. Bloom completed his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s and saw a lot of diabetic patients go through foot amputations because of infected foot ulcers. Read the whole story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post This smart ...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Wound Care Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes complications - levels of amputations at ‘record high’
DIABETES can be a complex condition to manage - and if it is not managed successfully the condition can lead to foot ulcers and amputation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes warning - how the weather could increase risk of THIS complication
TYPE 2 diabetes complications can include foot ulcers which can go unnoticed by people with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes breakthrough - app could detect THIS dangerous complication
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause considerable complications if it is not managed effectively. One of the complications of the condition are foot ulcers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MiMedx Reports MultiCenter randomized Controlled VLU Clinical Study Accepted for Publication in The International Wound Journal
Unparalleled Results of 60% healing at 12 Weeks and 71% Healing at 16 Weeks Expected to Expand VLU Insurance Coverage to an Additional $75 Million to $150 Million in annual Revenue Opportunity MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 31, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketin... Biopharmaceuticals, Regenerative Medicine, Wound Care MiMedx Group, EpiFix, Venous Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes patients at greater risk of THIS potentially life-threatening condition
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers can face a host of other complications and symptoms - foot ulcers and kidney problems. It is also linked to muscular issues but can even increase the risk of hypothyroidism. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes news: Foot ulcers could be prevented with THIS new test
FOOT ulcers are a major complication for millions of people with type 2 diabetes. Now experts believe they have found a system to reduce the number of foot amputations among patients with diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foot ulcers - complication of type 2 diabetes could be prevented with THIS new test
FOOT ulcers are a major complication for millions of people with type 2 diabetes. Now experts believe they have found a system to reduce the number of foot amputations among patients with diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VM BioPharma begins dosing in Phase III trial of VM202 for NHU and PAD
Korean biopharmaceutical company ViroMed ’s US division VM BioPharma has begun dosing patients with VM202 in a Phase III clinical trial to treat non-healing diabetic foot ulcers (NHU) and associated peripheral artery disease (PAD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VM BioPharma Announces First Patient Dosed in Phase 3 Study of Gene Therapy Candidate VM202 for Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
First Pivotal Gene Therapy Trial to Target Underlying Peripheral Artery Disease in Non-Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers ATLANTA, Aug. 3, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- VM BioPharma, the United States division of ViroMed Co., Ltd. in Seou... Biopharmaceuticals, Wound Care VM BioPharma, VM202, diabetic foot ulcer, peripheral artery disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Startup Aims to Stamp out Diabetic Foot Ulcers
(Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Enzymatic Debridement of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers Enzymatic Debridement of Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers
What benefits might enzymatic debridement with clostridial collagenase ointment provide in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Clinical Pearls / Why Do We Make Bad Decisions? / New York IM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence / Capecitabine & Postsurgical Residual Breast Cancer / Colorado Cardiology Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Foot ulceration is the most common lower-extremity complication … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Treat type 2 diabetes 'like cancer': How THIS major complication can lead to early death
TYPE 2 diabetes should be treated like cancer - and more focus should be placed on foot ulcers which can be fatal, an expert has claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UA surgeon: Physicians, patients must focus on remission of diabetic ulcers
(University of Arizona) Physicians and patients need to focus on remission of diabetic ulcers -- that is, extending the time between their formation, says Dr. David G. Armstrong, professor of surgery and director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Armstrong says extending patients' ulcer-free days using treatment and prevention is essential, according to a report from Armstrong and his co-authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health inks dev deal with eKare for wound care integration
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said today it entered a memorandum of understanding with eKare to develop novel wound care analysis and management solutions which integrates technology from both companies. Through the deal, Sanuwave’s dermaPace wound treatment device will be linked with eKare’s inSight 3D wound imaging and analytics system to produce a comprehensive wound management solution, Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said. “We are excited to be teaming with Sanuwave to elevate inSight’s strength in imaging and analytics to develop better treatment algorithms for the dermaPace solution. This poten...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Wound Care ekare SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms - THIS item of clothing could be making condition worse
TYPE 2 DIABETES is a serious health condition, and if symptoms aren't properly treated it can cause complications such as foot ulcers and even amputation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pretibial Myxedema Masquerading as a Venous Leg Ulcer Pretibial Myxedema Masquerading as a Venous Leg Ulcer
A case of non-healing leg ulcers ultimately reveals a diagnosis of pretibial myxedema. How was this difficult case diagnosed?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sanuwave Health taps Lithomed as Taiwanese ortho distributor
Sanuwave Health (OTC:SNWV) said today it tapped Lithomed as its orthopedic product distributor in Taiwan. Suwanee, Ga.-based Sanuwave said the selection of Lithomed was the result of an extensive search in the region, and that the contract comes with a minimum order value of $500,000. “Sanuwave has committed to deliver 3-5 new distribution partners in the second quarter and 7-10 by the end of the year. This is the first step in achieving or beating our target. We are also excited to be able to support our science advisor Dr. Chin-Jen Wang, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hos...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Distribution Orthopedics SANUWAVE Health Inc. Source Type: news

Foot mat may help predict who will get a common diabetes complication
An experimental foot-temperature monitoring system might one day be able to detect when diabetic patients are developing foot ulcers, a common complication that can lead to infections and amputations, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA confirms increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR)
Based on new data from two large clinical trials, FDA has concluded that the type 2 diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) causes an increased risk of leg and foot amputations. We are requiring new warnings, including our most prominent Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels to describe this risk. Patients taking canagliflozin should notify your health care professionals right away if you develop new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet. Talk to your healthcare professional if you have questions or concerns. Do not stop taking your diabete...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 16, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

' Smart Mat' Predicts 97% of Recurrent Diabetic Foot Ulcers'Smart Mat' Predicts 97% of Recurrent Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A wireless foot-temperature-monitoring mat predicts diabetic foot ulcers with 97% accuracy in high-risk patients -- those with previously healed ulcers. False positives were an issue in the study, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

An External Fixator When Offloading Is Not an Option An External Fixator When Offloading Is Not an Option
This case report discusses the use of an external fixator for a diabetic plantar foot ulcer when traditional offloading techniques were not viable options.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Human Reticular Acellular Dermal for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Human Reticular Acellular Dermal for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A human reticular acellular dermal matrix may offer an effective alternative for diabetic foot ulcers that did not heal with the standard of care treatment.Wounds (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Use of a Sea Salt-Based Spray for Diabetic Foot Ulcers The Use of a Sea Salt-Based Spray for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A novel sea salt-based wound care spray may be a viable option in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 7, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]New studies for umbilical cord allografts and tumor targeting were published this week while another company received European CE Marking. Here are some medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. AMNIOX touts new umbilical cord study AMNIOX Medical announced that it has published the results of 3 studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of umbilical cord tissue for treating chronic wounds, according to an April 7 press release. The company’s cryopreserved human umbilical cord tissue, NEOX Cord 1K was tested on 29 patients who needed a wound all...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Radiosurgery Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal Wound Care Aesculap Implant Systems Amniox AngioDynamics Cianna Medical InVivo Therapeutics MedTech Nu-Med Occlutech Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Steps to diabetic foot care
People with diabetes face many health problems, including nerve damage and poor blood circulation. These problems make their feet vulnerable to skin sores (ulcers) that can worsen quickly and are difficult to treat.?The good news is that proper diabetes management and careful foot care can help prevent foot ulcers. The American Diabetes Association has named [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Origin treats first patients in study of nitric oxide for diabetic foot ulcers
Origin said today that it treated the 1st patients in its dose-ranging Genesis Phase IIb-equivalent trial. The study is evaluating therapeutic quantities of plasma-generated nitric oxide as a treatment for chronic diabetic foot ulcers. The 27-week trial is slated to enroll up to 100 patients. Patients will be randomized into 1 of 4 dosing regimens, or receive standard of care as a control, to assess the safety and efficacy of plasma-generated nitric oxide, according to Origin. The company plans to treat the participants for 12 weeks and monitor them for 12 weeks following treatment. Get the full story at our sister site,&n...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Wall Street Beat Wound Care Origin Source Type: news

Audit findings back early diabetic foot ulcer intervention
A national audit has reinforced the importance of early intervention in the management of diabetic foot disease, with patients who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 10, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers
Early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The ideal process for launching your medical device in the UK: Interview with Michael Branagan-Harris, CEO of Device Access UK
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a regular feature at MassDevice. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Group Director for WCG. We hope you enjoy them! Michael Branagan-Harris is the CEO of Device Access UK and has been involved in the marketing of medical devices to the National Health Service (NHS) for the last 27 years. Products he’s commercialized range from simple wound dressings to the introduction of the Lap Band for obesity, endovascular graph repair, endo-laparoscopic surgery, and the DaVinci robot. Since incorporating Device Access UK in 2010, Michael ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers
8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. (Source: The IC : Obesity)
Source: The IC : Obesity - March 8, 2017 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers
8 March 2017: A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes. (Source: The IC : Contraception)
Source: The IC : Contraception - March 8, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

E-Qure wins FDA nod to expand chronic wound treatment device trial
Chronic wound treatment device developer E-Qure said today it won FDA approval to expand and launch a pivotal trial of its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy Device chronic wound treatment device. The New York-based company said its Bio-electrical Signal Therapy device is designed for non-invasively treating hard-to-heal chronic wounds, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and other hard to heal ulcers. E-Qure said it won conditional approval in October 2016 to conduct the safety stage of the trial, and that the FDA approved a request to increase the number of institutions in the safet...
Source: Mass Device - February 23, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wound Care E-Qure Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New skin-graft system a better fix for chronic wounds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Institutes of Health, more than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients account for most wounds that won't heal. However, data from a University of Missouri School of Medicine study indicates that a recently developed skin-graft harvesting system aids in chronic wound recovery and reduces care costs by accelerating the healing process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news