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Diabetes-related leg amputations could be prevented and need not be costly: IDF by savinglimbs Posted Mon 14 Jun 2010 12:00am By BOBBY RAMAKANT | CNS Published: Apr 12, 2010 17:28 Of more than one million lower extremity amputations performed each year worldwide, 70 percent happen to people with diabetes. In India alone, almost 40,000 legs are amputated every year as a consequence of diabetes. These figures were mentioned by Prof. Jean Claude Mbanya, president ... Read on »
Chronic Can Be Costly by Greg Katz Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 10:23am In the old days, before your diagnosis of a chronic or other life-altering illness, when you got sick you may have gone to the doctor, paid for an office visit and lo and behold you got well.  There weren’t repeated trips and co-pays for office visits.  There weren’t endless tests or supplies needed, maybe a bottle of Tylenol.  The cost was min ... Read on »
Many diabetic foot amputations are preventable by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 1:40pm It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot. So when Medicare paid for the treatment but not the extra $100 for a simple walking cast to protect it, an artificial skin maker last year started giving free casts to some needy patients. Wi ... Read on »
Many diabetic foot amputations are preventable by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 10:30am It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic's foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot. So when Medicare paid for the treatment but not the extra $100 for a simple walking cast to protect it, an artificial skin maker last year started giving free casts to some needy patients. Wi ... Read on »
Diabetic Foot Care Can Prevent Foot Amputations by HealthyFeet Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 6:59am What's the most cost effective way to treat diabetic foot complications? Prevent them altogether with proper diabetic foot care! Diabetic foot care is critical for prevention of ulcers and diabetic amputations.  In fact, severe forms of diabetic nerve disease are a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations.  National Diabetes Awar ... Read on »
Root Amputation to Remove a Fractured Root and Retain A Tooth by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Mon 27 Jan 2014 1:54pm Root amputation may allow a patient to save a tooth and the investment that has been made in the restorative work on a tooth.  The cost of root amputation is small in comparison to the cost of tooth replacement with an implant or bridge.  There may be certain situations where root amputation is the ideal treatment for your patient. The followi ... Read on »
The diabetic foot: amputations are preventable by Encompass Network Partners .. Posted Wed 14 Oct 2009 7:14pm People with diabetes are at risk of nerve damage (neuropathy) and problems with the blood supply to their feet (ischaemia). Both neuropathy and ischaemia can lead to foot ulcers and slow-healing wounds whichif they get infectedmay result in amputation. In 2000 the International Diabetes Federation endorsed the International Working on the Dia ... Read on »
Why a Dental Mercury Ban Should Be Part of Health Care Reform by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm There’s one more commentary on the recent FDA mercury ruling that we’d like to draw your attention to, as it nicely shows the tension between the stated philosophy of the Obama/Biden health care reform plan and goings-on at the FDA. An excerpt: The government seems to be speaking out of both sides of its mouth, as the President preach ... Read on »
Electrical Amputation after 7,200 Volts by Victoria Powell Posted Wed 21 Apr 2010 12:00am Image by tolitzdelacasa via Flickr Lineman, Shawn Spiwak’s was working when he was hit by 7,200 volts of electricity by what was thought to have been a dead wire. His elbow had brushed against the line when electricity ran through his body, sparks flying from his chest.  He fell backwards and was left dangling ... Read on »
Foot Doctors Can Help Diabetics Avoid Amputation by Medline Plus Posted Fri 06 Aug 2010 4:00pm Podiatrists detect conditions that might lead to limb loss, experts say By Robert Preidt Friday, August 6, 2010 FRIDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows. Podiatrists, also called podiatric physici ... Read on »