Tag: "amputations" at biology news
Space Grown Insulin Crystals Provide New Data On Diabetes
...ems, includingblindness, lack of circulation, limb amputations
and kidney failure. Like many chemicals in the body, the three-dimensional structure ofinsulin is extremely complex. The intricate, blueprint-like arrangement ofatoms within the insulin molecule determines how well the hormone interacts with...
Researchers discover major diabetes susceptibility gene
...rve damage and blindness, and the leading cause of amputations
and kidney failure. The disease is even more common in particular ethnic groups, affecting 10.6 percent of all Mexican Americans , 10.8 percent of African Americans and as many as 50 percent the Pima Indians, a Native American tribe based in Arizo...
Russian scientists to learn Wall Street capitalism in Albuquerque, NM
...ssues. The sores can become infected and result in amputations
and even death. Expected to be present at the media opportunity are Jim Tegnelia, Sandia VP for Department of Defense Programs; Bernard Beal, president of Wall Street-based M.R. Beal & Co. Investment Bankers; Dr. Robert Felton, president of Numotech;...
New hope for diabetics in treating blindness
...ting effects such as kidney failure, nerve damage, amputations
and blindness. The JDRF and NHMRC grant will enable Dr Wilkinson-Berka's team to find other pathways and hormonal systems involved in nephropathy and retinopathy, and potential drugs to block these pathways. "It is hoped that drugs such as the one be...
African-Americans more likely to lose limbs due to vascular disease than other groups
...re up to four times more likely to have lower limb amputations
than those of other groups with the same medical c...the state's lower limb dysvascular amputations, or amputations
required because of blood vessel disease. African-Americans also were more likely to have amputatio...
Hearing loss & rehab, stroke & depression among topics of Vol. 39, Iss 5, JRRD
...ermatological risk for individuals with lower-limb amputations
and peripheral vascular disease. Time-expanded speech and speech recognition in older adults Investigates the effects of speech rate on speech recognition in older adults. Eighteen adults, assigned to three different groups, were tested at two rat...
Location of ulcerations in diabetic patients may be explained by blood flow
... years. It is estimated that at least half of the amputations
are preventable through improved foot care programs. Unfortunately, significant portions of patients continue to develop plantar (sole of the foot) ulcers even with prescriptive footwear compliance. Consequently, efforts to understand the skin vascul...
Wheelchairs biomechanics, prosthetic development
..., foot care linked to self-efficacy in people with amputations
, pg 453 This study describes the extent to which veterans with a nontraumatic, unilateral lower-limb amputation engage in two health-related behaviors, foot care and smoking, and if health beliefs and psychological well-being are related to those...