• Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients

    Source: PubMed

    This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors' institution from 2002 to 2012.

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  • Hamstring injuries in baseball may be preventable

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.

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  • Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like cells. These induced pluripotent stem cells might someday be used to treat chronic wounds. The study is published online in advance of print in Cellular Reprogramming.

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  • How a 3D printer could mean a breakthrough for joint-replacement surgery

    Source: NJ.com

    Since last summer, Ranganathan and his team — consisting of Jill Sharkey, a member of Rowan University’s class of 2017, and Ridwan Murshed, a Rowan grad student from Bangladesh — have been working to develop new pieces that would administer controlled antibiotics into the body and prevent the need to open up patients a second or third time.

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