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When a farmer or rancher is injured on the job, there's an 11 percent chance that an amputation will occur. That's two and a half times more likely than in any other industry.
Other Jul 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Your parents must have told you a thousand times - don't eat so fast, slow down! Now it appears that scientific research is backing them up. At the recent joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress ...
Diabetes Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Research led by vascular surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock may offer new hope to sufferers of peripheral artery disease, the cause of nearly 60,000 lower-limb amputations annually, through the use of a patient's own stem cells.
Medical research May 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- New research sends a stark warning to overweight teens: If you develop diabetes, you'll have a very tough time keeping it under control.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- The Gritti-Stokes amputation procedure is beneficial and appears to be safe for patients in a trauma setting, according to a study published in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Bone & Jo ...
Surgery Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A research team at Tulane University will report this week that the application of high levels of oxygen to a severed bone facilitates bone regrowth, study results that may one day hold promise for injured soldiers, diabetics ...
Medical research Apr 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
A lack of cooperation between doctors is allowing the number of leg amputations to remain high, despite major advances in treatment, warn experts from Imperial College London at an international symposium ...
Other Apr 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay) -- Electrocorticography (ECoG) signals from patients with chronic motor dysfunction represent motor information that may be useful for controlling prosthetic arms, according to a study published ...
Neuroscience Mar 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A simple test to identify MRSA in wounds could identify the superbug quickly and help prevent infection from spreading.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new research discovery by a team of Stanford and European scientists offers hope that people with atherosclerotic disease may one day be able to avoid limb amputation related to ischemia. A new research report appearing ...
Genetics Mar 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Clifford Barnes heard the news in April: He might lose his left leg below the knee. The prospect was almost too much to bear for the 57-year-old triathlete, whose passion is competing in endurance races.
Surgery Feb 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- It doesn't compute: Medicare's bill for artificial feet has jumped by more than half, although foot and leg amputations due to diabetes continue to decline dramatically.
Health Feb 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) infections are resistant to antibiotics and can cause a myriad of problems -- bone erosion, or osteomyelitis, which shorten the effective life of an implant and greatly hinder replacement ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Ultrasound, the diagnostic tool first developed at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the 1950s to scan the body, is now being used in its fracture clinic to help heal fractured bones and speed up the recovery ...
Medical research Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Peripheral artery disease, or "PAD," is a common and dangerous condition that affects tens of millions of Americans -- often unknowingly -- and can restrict blood flow to the legs, kidneys or other vital organs. PAD, which ...
Cardiology Sep 29, 2011 | not rated yet | 1