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New hope for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients

A clinical study is underway making available a new type of treatment for patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.

This exciting new topical treatment combines two components, PDGF, and collagen. Both have already been approved by the U.S. FDA for treatment of chronic wounds.

The clinical study is conducted in part to seek an approval for the combined use for poorly healing diabetic foot ulcers that have been non-responsive to standard therapies.

The study is being conducted at the Freeport Family Wellness Center in the Bahamas.

The clinic has been offering functional medicine to patients from around the world since 1999. Dr. Kevin Bethel,.... [Read more]

PM Officially Commissions West End Community ClinicChronic, Widespread Obesity Driving Bahamas Type 2 Diabetes Numbers up, 36,000 now believed to be Diabetic

Cleveland Clinic Florida has created the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, an all-inclusive surgical weight loss program that combines clinical skills and patient support, providing comprehensive treatment.

With an obesity rate approaching 80% of the population in The Bahamas and obesity’s intrinsic connection to diabetes, it is little surprise that Diabetes Type 2 is at an all-time high in the country or that the International Diabetes Federation has declared that is “taking a particular interest in The Bahamas.”

While the 230-member country federation’s focus is attention The Bahamas could do without, the good news for sufferers is that new research is pointing to better outcomes with a multi-disciplinary approach.

The research comes from a study by the Cleveland Clinic Florida, home of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, a surgical weight loss program that combines clinical skills with patient support at... [Read more]

PM Officially Commissions West End Community ClinicDr. Greggory Pinto: "Kidney Stones More Painful Than Childbirth"

As a urologist I have treated thousands of men and women with kidney stones, particularly as a postgraduate fellow with world-leading kidney stone surgeon Professor Andreas Gross, in Hamburg, Germany.

I have seen macho men cry like babies from the pain of kidney stones. An interesting study conducted in London sought to assess whether women who had a natural child birth experienced more pain passing kidney stones or having babies.

Nineteen women participated in this survey. Surprisingly, 14 out of the 19 stated that having kidney stones was more painful than giving birth. These results were published in the scientific Journal of Pain Research.About one in 11 persons will experience a kidney stone in his or her lifetime... [Read more]

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