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Purdue University researchers have developed a shoe insole that could help make the healing process more portable for the 15 percent of Americans who develop ulcers as a result of diabetes. "One of the ways to heal these wounds is by giving them oxygen," said Babak Ziaie, Purdue professor of electrical and computer engineering. "We've created a system that gradually releases oxygen throughout the day so that a patient can have more mobility."

 
Dr. Desmond Bell
 
 
"We typically treat ulcers by removing devitalized tissue from the surface of the wound, and by helping the patient to find ways to take the weight off the affected foot," said Desmond Bell, DPM, a podiatrist in wound management and amputation prevention at the Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, and the founder of the Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation. "The gold standard for treating an ulcer is a patient wearing a total-contact cast, which provides a protective environment for the foot. If we could test how well this insole delivers oxygen to the wound site from within the cast, then this could be a way of aiding the healing process," he said.
 
Source: James Ives, News Medical Life Sciences [11/16/18]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
 
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