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Diabetes and Blockages in Hand Blood Vessels

Diabetes and Blockages in Hand Blood Vessels

With an increasing prevalence of Diabetes, the number of patients with blockages in the blood vessels (specifically the arteries) is increasing. These patients typically come with leg complaints such as pain in the calf when walking, an ulcer that is not healing or some even with gangrene. What we have seen increasing in our practice is that patients are presenting with hand symptoms as well. One was a 63 year old lady who had diabetes and had a dialysis fistula in the arm......

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Birthmarks or Congenital Vascular Malformations

Birthmarks or Congenital Vascular Malformations

What is a hemangioma? A hemangioma is a type of birthmark. It is the most common benign (noncancerous) tumor of the skin. Hemangiomas may be present at birth (faint red mark) or may appear in the first months after birth. A hemangioma is also known as a port wine stain, strawberry hemangioma, and salmon patch. About 60 percent of hemangiomas occur in the head or neck area. Hemangiomas occur at least three times more often in females than in males. Most will continue to......

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Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) affects about 10% of the US population and can develop at any age. Women tend to be affected twice as often as men. To be diagnosed with this syndrome four basic criteria must be met: 1. Symptoms are triggered by rest / sleep 2. Worse at night and absent in the morning 3. Strong urge to move the legs 4. Relief of symptoms with movement of the legs While RLS may accompany a host of medical conditions it may occur by itself. Controlling these......

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Stroke – Silent Killer

Stroke – Silent Killer

Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. More than half of all stroke patients are left dependant on others for their daily activities. Stroke happens 25% more in women compared to men. Majority of strokes are "ischemic" - due to blockages ( plaque - see image ) in the blood vessels. Majority of these strokes are preventable either through medical management or through surgery - which in the appropriate hands - allows you to reduce the risk by 6% to 17%......

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Dialysis Meet May 15th 2014

Dialysis Meet May 15th 2014

Dialysis Meet – May 15th, 2014 Location: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE Chair: Dr. Amit Kumar Consultant – Surgeon Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi Dubai Healthcare City Dubai The meeting discussed the critical role of teamwork and collaboration for better patient outcomes. Also, discussed the many ways of ensuring that fistual’s once made, stayed open. Techniques discussed included the one’s currently offered by Vascular.ae at the various hospitals at which the......

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Dr. Amit on DubaiEye-Discusses kidney disease and treatment

Dr. Amit Kumar talks about kidney failure, kidney disease, dialysis and how to manage your treatment on DubaiEye. Listen to the Podcasts Below   listen to ‘Kidney Matters 2, 29.04.2014’ on Audioboo // ...

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