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Skin patch could help heal, prevent diabetic ulcers
Science Blog
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say they have developed a safe and effective skin patch to deliver a drug that enhances the healing of diabetes-related ulcers. The patch, which they tested in mice, may also serve as a way to prevent ulcer formation.
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Predictive factors identified for diabetic foot surgery
Diabetes.co.uk
Limb salvage surgery in the feet of people with diabetes aims to preserve the limb, but also prevent reamputation. A study conducted between April 2004 and July 2013 by Jang Hyun Lee, Seung Bae Jeon and Matthew Seung Choi evaluated 154 patients with distal diabetic foot gangrene who underwent limb salvage surgery.
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OCT identifies scaffold edge vascular response after bioresorbable implant
Healio
A three-year serial optical coherence tomography study demonstrated less luminal loss at the edges than luminal loss within the scaffold after implantation of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold. "Although studies using intravascular ultrasound have evaluated the edge vascular response in metal stents and bioresorbable scaffolds, there is a lack of OCT-based in-scaffold vascular response and edge vascular response assessment after bioresorbable scaffold implantation," researchers wrote.
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NICE issues guidance on a device to detect diabetic nerve damage
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
The guidance recognises that VibraTip shows potential to improve the detection of the nerve damage (diabetic peripheral neuropathy) and to provide savings — but there currently isn't enough evidence on its clinical and economic benefits to support a case for routine adoption in the NHS.
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What's behind high generic drug prices?
By Mike Wokasch
Skyrocketing generic drug prices have gotten the attention of patients, insurance companies, healthcare providers and the media. So much so that it prompted a congressional hearing citing federal records that suggest prices for more than 1,200 generic medications increased an average of 448 percent between July 2013 and July 2014. In other words, the price increases are dramatic and are not just for a few isolated cases, but rather involve a broad range of common generic drugs across therapeutic categories.
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