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Featured Articles

September 6, 2017

A Review of Adverse Events Related to Diabetic Foot Ulcers

With an estimated 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes each year programs designed to help reduce the number of adverse events are instrumental in preventing morbidity and mortality. While it is well known that the most common complications of diabetes include neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, cardiovascular disease and skin disorders there have been few studies evaluating the risk of falls in this population.  Read More

The Development of a Nanofibrous Scaffold for the Recruitment of Fibroblast During Wound Healing

A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) shared findings on the fabrication and characterization of a novel nanofibrous scaffold that could potentially improve wound healing by enhancing wound closure, promoting hemostasis, and acting as a temporary physical barrier against debris and microbial pathogens during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), August 27 - 30. Read More

App Launched to Help Monitor Diabetic Foot Ulcers

An app to help medical professionals detect diabetic foot ulcers and monitor treatment has been developed by a university. FootSnap captures consistent photographs of the underside of a diabetic person's feet at any time or place with the use of a tripod and a portable LED spotlight. This will be a very useful clinical tool for healthcare professionals to monitor ulcer healing and is a major advantage over the current approach, which is mainly based on subjective judgement. Read More