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U of M Researcher Develops Technique To Improve Diabetes Complications

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, June 19, 2007 - Birgitta I. Rice, MS, RPh, CHES, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, has developed a therapy that is proven to relieve leg pain and improve healing of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease. The training protocol was published in the May/June issue of The Diabetes Educator.

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The World's Tiniest Surgeons: Maggots Are All Over Foot Ulcers
The World's Tiniest Surgeons: Maggots Are All Over Foot Ulcers

In days of yore, along about the time when bloodletting was considered a legitimate cure, maggots were a popular tool in the surgeon's black bag. In the Civil War, doctors employed busy maggots to clean rotten tissue from wounds that might otherwise have led to amputation.

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Hey Honey!  A Sweet Healing Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers?
Hey Honey! A Sweet Healing Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers?

Dr. Jennifer Eddy of the University of Wisconsin is currently conducting the first randomized, double-blind controlled trial of honey as a treatment for diabetic ulcers - not to eat, but as a salve.

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It's a Wash:  New Antimicrobial Solution Called Microcyn May Help Cure Diabetic Ulcers
It's a Wash: New Antimicrobial Solution Called Microcyn May Help Cure Diabetic Ulcers

Every chronic disease brings with it fears and concerns, and people with diabetes face an especially daunting possibility: infections that never heal, potentially ending in the loss of a lower limb.

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Nonhealing Ulcers Respond Best to Maggot Therapy

When 18 veterans with diabetes who had a total of 20 nonhealing foot ulcers were treated either with conventional therapy or with maggot therapy, the maggots came out ahead.

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Taking a New Approach

The U.S. National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $1 million grant to a research team in Scotland to begin clinical trials of a new method to treat nonhealing wounds such as diabetic ulcers and pressure sores, according to a release from the University of Dundee.

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Healing Light

The use of lasers in surgery and to treat diabetic retinopathy is well known. A different type of laser, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is now making news in medical circles.

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Who Let the Bugs Out?

"Maggot debridement is a valuable and rational treatment option for many ambulatory, home-bound and extended-care patients who have non-healing wounds," say researchers from the University of California, Irvine in the September issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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The Buzz on Foot Treatments

Electric pulses helped to heal foot ulcers for people with diabetes, according to the results of a study out of the University of Texas that were published in the June issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Healing Is in the Air

When conventional healing methods don't provide the results the physicians intended, a more advanced treatment method usually comes into play—the use of adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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