The Spanish National Symposium on the Diabetic Foot last week was the scene for a keynote address that delivered a strong message proposing "a marriage of technology with common sense for the next decade." The address was delivered by David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean at Scholl College at Rosalind Franklin University.
More than 500 specialist physicians, surgeons, and healthcare providers packed a standing-room-only lecture hall in historic Toledo, Spain, to hear Dr. Armstrong's keynote address. "I believe that the outpouring of interest in this area is emblematic of the importance of the problem," noted Dr. Armstrong.
In the lecture, Dr. Armstrong editorialized about the scope of the problem: "...my friend and colleague, Dr. Jeff Robbins, often equates a diabetes-related amputation with a high-grade cancer, like breast or colon or lung. But 5-year survival is generally worse with amputation. We would never withhold high-quality therapy from a cancer patient ¯but we do so all the time with people at high risk for amputation or re-amputation. This must stop."
Workshops with Armstrong also included other members of Scholl's Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research (CLEAR), including Dr. Lee C. Rogers and Dr. Nicholas Bevilacqua, who joined via video conference to help highlight many technologies being used at Scholl's North Chicago-based foot and ankle center.
Satellites, airport visibility readings shed light on troops' exposure to air pollution
09.12.2016 | Veterans Affairs Research Communications
Oxygen can wake up dormant bacteria for antibiotic attacks
08.12.2016 | Penn State
Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.
Topological insulators are currently the hot topic in physics according to the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Only a few weeks ago, their importance was...
In recent years, lasers with ultrashort pulses (USP) down to the femtosecond range have become established on an industrial scale. They could advance some applications with the much-lauded “cold ablation” – if that meant they would then achieve more throughput. A new generation of process engineering that will address this issue in particular will be discussed at the “4th UKP Workshop – Ultrafast Laser Technology” in April 2017.
Even back in the 1990s, scientists were comparing materials processing with nanosecond, picosecond and femtosesecond pulses. The result was surprising:...
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
16.11.2016 | Event News
01.11.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
09.12.2016 | Life Sciences
09.12.2016 | Ecology, The Environment and Conservation
09.12.2016 | Health and Medicine