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Hemoglobin A1c Levels Not Tied to Wound Outcomes
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 -- There does not appear to be a clinically meaningful association between baseline or prospective hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Dressing Improves Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers New Dressing Improves Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
A new wound dressing that generates nitric oxide (EDX110) improves healing of diabetic foot ulcers, according to results from the ProNOx1 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

New device ‘dramatically’ improves diabetic foot ulcer healing
A new wound care device, that harnesses the properties of nitric oxide, can heal diabetic foot ulcers faster and more effectively than current standard care, according to those behind the technology. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

These Smart Socks Could Kick Diabetic Foot Ulcers to the Curb
A new digital health company wants to has a new wearable technology that could knock the socks off of patients with diabetes. San Francisco, CA-based Siren launched a diabetic sock and monitoring system designed to proactively and continuously track foot temperature, helping patients detect signs of inflammation, the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers, a condition that leads to more than 100,000 foot and leg amputations each year in the United States. Don't miss the Sensors Zone at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19. This dedicated area of the expo floor will showcase how sensors are disr...
Source: MDDI - March 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: Digital Health Electronics Source Type: news

Siren launches smart sock for diabetes patients, announces $3.4M in funding
San Francisco-based microsensor textile company Siren has announced the first product using its proprietary Neurofabric material. The Siren Diabetic Sock and Foot Monitoring System and its accompanying app monitor wearers ’ foot temperature as an early warning sign of inflammation and, subsequently, diabetic foot ulcers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hydrogel may help heal diabetic ulcers
(Rice University) A hydrogel invented at Rice University that is adept at helping the body heal may also be particularly good at treating wounds related to diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device
MIT-spinoff Organogenesis announced today that its PuraPly antimicrobial wound care device is now available in a 1.6-cm disc size. The Canton, Mass.-based company’s PuraPly AM product includes a broad-spectrum antibiotic, polyhexamethylene biguanide, embedded into a purified native collagen matrix. The device is cleared to treat an array of wound types, including pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, trauma wounds and diabetic ulcers. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Organogenesis launches new sizing option for PuraPly wound care device appeared first on MassDevi...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wound Care Organogenesis Inc. Source Type: news

Mallinckrodt Enrolls First Patient in Phase 1 Study of ExpressGraft(TM)C9T1 Skin Tissue
Study of Genetically Engineered Human Skin Substitute to Assess Safety and Tolerability in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, Feb. 14, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK... Devices, Wound Care Mallinckrodt plc, ExpressGraft-C9T1, diabetic foot ulcers (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SANUWAVE Announces Strategic Partnership With Premier Shockwave
Dermapace Enters VA, Indian Health Services, and Military Base Market Revenues Expected to Occur Immediately SUWANEE, GA, Feb. 13, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB: SNWV) is pleased to announce a partners... Devices, Wound Care SANUWAVE Health, Premier Shockwave, dermaPACE, diabetic foot ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ex-Advanced BioHealing exec draws probation in VA fraud case
A former Advanced BioHealing executive who admitted to federal charges that he bribed U.S. Veterans Affairs Dept. doctors to use the company’s DermaGraft biologic wound dressing last week drew probation in the case. Federal had prosecutors accused Todd Clawson, who left the company in 2012, of participating in a scheme to bribe VA physicians to use the DermaGraft diabetic foot ulcer treatment with a series of inducements including paid trips to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Def Leppard concert tickets, a fishing trip in Wyoming and junkets to Las Vegas with an ocean fishing kayak, according to...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Regenerative Medicine Wound Care Advanced BioHealing Inc. Shire Plc. Source Type: news

Should I Worry About This Telangiectasia?
Discussion Vascular stains are common problems that parents seek guidance about as they are often particularly worried that there may be an underlying problem or that it may be a long-term cosmetic problem. Fortunately many resolve or become less prominent or have treatment available. The term vascular stains includes all vascular malformations but commonly refers more directly to capillary malformations which are quite common. Some common vascular stains include: Nevus simplex Names: Angel’s kiss (glabella or forehead), salmon patch, stork bite (nape of neck), nevus roseus, fading macular stain Epidemiology: Very ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 29, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Diabetic foot wounds may heal quicker using sucrose octasulfate dressing
Using sucrose octasulfate wound dressing, rather than standard wound dressing, can quicken closure of non-infected neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, a study inThe Lancet Endocrinology& Diabetes reports.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dressing Hastens Neuroischemic Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing Dressing Hastens Neuroischemic Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing
Sucrose octasulfate dressing inhibits excess matrix metalloproteinases, which impede wound healing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA News: Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Severe Hypotension, and Breast Cancer
Here is some of the latest news from the FDA: Diabetic foot ulcers: The agency has cleared for marketing the first shock wave system to... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA OK's Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- Dermapace System stimulates wound healing with shockwave energy pulses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA clears device that treats diabetic foot ulcers for market
[Image from Sanuwave]The FDA announced today that it has cleared the Dermapace System diabetic foot ulcer treatment device for market. Dermapace System, created by Sanuwave, is the first shockwave device to treat foot ulcers caused by diabetes. “Diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations,” Binita Ashar, director of the division of surgical devices in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a press release. “The FDA is dedicated to making technologies available that can help improve the quality of life for those with chronic diseases. Additional options for successfully...
Source: Mass Device - December 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Sanuwave Source Type: news

FDA OKs Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment FDA OKs Device for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
Sanuwave's dermaPACE system uses extracorporeal shock waves to mechanically stimulate and heal wounds.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA permits marketing of device to treat diabetic foot ulcers
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Device to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers
December 28, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted the marketing of the Dermapace System, the first shock wave device intended to treat diabetic foot ulcers. “Diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputations,”... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is DIOS?
Discussion Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane receptor (CFTR). It is found in the epithelium of the bronchi, intestine, pancreatic duct and biliary tree. It regulates chloride, bicarbonate and water secretion. The heterozygous state helps prevent against secretory diarrhea, but the homozygous state causes thickened secretions in the hollow tubes of the lungs and digestive tract. There are multiple mutations (> 2000) which have been currently classified into classes depending on their protein production and activity. CF patients generally are l...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

IDF Publicizes Guidelines for Diabetic Foot for GPs IDF Publicizes Guidelines for Diabetic Foot for GPs
The latest IDF guidance on diabetic foot is available in a simple pocket form for GPs to help them intervene sooner in this complication, in a"window of opportunity" before an ulcer develops.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Jab of excess fat to help heal diabetic ulcers
The dreaded muffin top is the bane of many people ’s lives – an unsightly roll of flab that spills over the top of trousers or a skirt. But now doctors have found a use for it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa:M ānuka Honey - Another Miracle Cure That Isn't
[Daily Maverick] M ānuka honey cures cancer. Of course it does. What self-respecting exotic health food or organic tincture doesn't? It treats high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, eye, ear and sinus infections, and skin wounds and leg ulcers. I don't know if it grants eterna l life, but I don't see why not. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Little-publicised gender divide in diabetes, says Men ’s Health Forum
Urgent action now needed to ensure men get help and support they need Related items fromOnMedica Overview of type 1 diabetes Impaired glucose regulation (pre-diabetes) GPs should test all over 40s for diabetes, NICE says Third of adults don ’t know ulcers are serious diabetes complication Top ten priorities for type 2 diabetes uncovered (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MiMedx Provides Update On Its Reimbursement Coverage
MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts ... Regenerative Medicine, Reimbursement MiMedx, EpiFix, Venous Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patients With Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers Need Quick Referral Patients With Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers Need Quick Referral
Infected diabetic foot ulcers are associated with a worse prognosis than previously thought, with more than half failing to heal in 1 year and one in seven affected patients requiring an amputation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MiMedx Market Leadership Well Positioned In Light Of FDA New Guidance Document
MiMedx reiterates Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Guidance MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and th... Regenerative Medicine, FDA MiMedx, EpiFix, Venous Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) does not significantly improve wound healing or prevent amputation in diabetes patients with ischemic lower-extremity ulcers, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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