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2012-05-22 11:30:15

IDSA diabetic foot infection guidelines suggest multidisciplinary team approach is best AT A GLANCE Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of lower extremity amputations and half of all patients who have a foot amputated die within five years. Most amputations can be prevented with proper care of diabetic foot infections, suggest new guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). A multi-disciplinary team — including infectious diseases...

2012-05-02 15:13:46

The mantra in stroke care is “time is brain.” With each passing minute more brain cells are irretrievably lost and, because of this, timely diagnosis and treatment is essential to increase the chances for recovery. While significant strides have been made to improve the response time of caregivers, a new study shows that a critical step in the process — imaging of the brain to determine the nature of the stroke — is still occurring too slowly at too many hospitals....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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