Month: November 2011

Managing Charcot Foot in Diabetes

Despite the passing of 140 years since first being described, little is known about Charcot foot as a lower-extremity complication of diabetes. Charcot foot occurs in about 1% of patients with diabetes, the most common disease...

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Improving Adherence to Diabetes Treatments

Research has shown that taking medications and making lifestyle changes to manage diabetes can be challenging for patients. In general, diabetes self-management behaviors are multidimensional; for example, clinical studies...

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Conference Highlights: CHEST 2011

New research presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22-26 in Honolulu addressed many important topics in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The...

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Blood Conservation in Surgery

Surgical procedures account for the transfusion of almost 15 million units of packed red blood cells (RBCs) every year in the United States. “There has been intense interest in blood conservation and minimizing blood transfusion...

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Protecting Against CVD in Type 2 Diabetes

Clinicians should take an active role in helping their patients with type 2 diabetes protect themselves from developing cardiovascular disease, or CVD, in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well documented as a...

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