Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations

first_img Tweet 121 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica to introduce program to reduce diabetic amputations by: – May 8, 2018 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share Minister responsible for Health and Social Services, Dr. Kenneth DarrouxA pilot program to introduce a new pharmaceutical dubbed Heberprot-P, which reduces amputations associated with diabetes, will soon be launched here by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.This was announced by the Minister responsible for Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux who was speaking at a press conference held last week.According to the website ‘Cuba Heal’ Heberprot-P is an innovative Cuban product with epidermal growth factor as the main ingredient given to patients suffering from ulcers that are non-healing and non-responding to other conventional treatments.“We are about to start a pilot programme to involve forty-five patients, meaning of course, diabetic patients with varying degrees of foot ulcers,” Dr. Darroux indicated.Diabetic foot ulcer, as per ‘Cuba Heal’, occurs when an ulcer or a wound develops in an area in the lower legs or feet which does not heal or is difficult to treat leading to the exposure of the underlying tissue and becoming susceptible to infections.“We know foot ulcers are a common occurrence among patients with diabetes. This product gets injected into the ulcer, and in little as three months you can begin to see serious visible results,” Dr. Darroux stated.He added that the drug is now highly demanded in regional countries as well as around the world to include China, America, and France.The Ministry of Health and Social Services is seeking the services of an angiologist to help to evaluate and assess the patients because the ulcers will have to be in varying degrees.This is important as Dr. Darroux explained that the patients will have to be in some sort of admission in a hospital like setting to begin the program which will include patients from all eight health districts. Dr. Darroux also noted that funding for the program has been secured, and the director of the company will be visiting Dominica in the upcoming weeks to help finalize plans to start this programme.Heberprot-P was registered in Cuba in 2006, and in 2007 was included in the National Basic Medications List and approved for marketing. It has been registered in 15 other countries, enabling treatment of more than 100,000 patients. Heberprot-P is a unique therapy for the most complicated and recalcitrant chronic wounds usually associated with high amputation risk.last_img read more

Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians clinch IPL title for fourth time, beat Chennai Super Kings by one run

first_img New Delhi: Shane Watson had blasted three consecutive sixes off Krunal Pandya to get the equation down to 18 of 12. Quinton de Kock missed a simple wicketkeeping chance and conceded four byes as Chennai Super Kings needed nine off the last over. Lasith Malinga, who had dropped Watson earlier and had a miserable day with the ball so far, was given the task of bowling the last over. Watson was run-out thanks to a superb throw from Krunal Pandya for 80. Chennai Super Kings needed two runs off the last ball and Shardul Thakur was on strike. Malinga, who had a poor IPL till now, produced a slow, dipping yorker which trapped Thakur in front. The celebrations started. Like in 2017, Mumbai Indians held their nerve in the last over and won by one run to clinch the IPL title for a record fourth time in a nerve-tingling IPL final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal on Sunday.With this win, Mumbai Indians became the first team to win the title for the fourth time while they inflicted a fourth consecutive loss to Chennai Super Kings in this edition. For MS Dhoni, it was his sixth loss in the final having lost in 2017 at the same venue to the same team while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant. For Chennai Super Kings, this was their fifth loss in the final while Mumbai Indians’ odd run in the IPL continued, having won it in all odd years starting from 2013. highlights It was Watson who had kept Chennai Super Kings in the hunt. At the start, he played the sheet anchor to Faf du Plessis who blasted two fours and a six off Krunal Pandya before he was stumped for 26. The wicket of du Plessis resulted in a period when Watson was scoring freely but Suresh Raina struggled. The left-hander was troubled by the short ball and was given out to a bouncer from Mitchell McClenaghan but was overturned on review. However, after scratching around for 13 balls, Rahul Chahar got his wicket with a sharp leg break for 8.Ambati Rayudu was also undone by a short ball from Jasprit Bumrah but it was the run-out of MS Dhoni that turned the match around. The third umpire took five minutes to make the decision after Ishan Kishan had scored a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Dhoni’s bat was on the line and the third umpire had a close look and after a long interval, giving the skipper the marching orders. Dwayne Bravo scratched around and with the asking rate reaching 12, the game was in Mumbai Indians’ grasp.Bravo broke the shackles by whipping a six off Malinga while Watson responded with three consecutive fours to get the equation down to 38 of 18. Mumbai Indians’ fielding worsened as they missed chances with Rahul Chahar dropping a catch. Like he had done in the 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Watson threatened to take the game away from Mumbai Indians but Mumbai Indians showed that they could still hold their nerve in a crucial situation after a rather inconsistent performance with the bat.Rohit Sharma chose to bat and Quinton de Kock took charge by hammering three sixes off Deepak Chahar. However, towards the end of the powerplay, Mumbai Indians lost both de Kock and Rohit and they struggled to build momentum. Chennai Super Kings struck at regular intervals and in the middle overs, Imran Tahir was simply brilliant. With the wicket of Ishan Kishan, Tahir became the leading wicket-taker in the 2019 edition going past Kagiso Rabada.Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya slammed a couple of sixes and in the last over, Mumbai Indians needed Pollard to come up with something special. There was a slight moment of controversy when the umpire refused to give a wide on the third ball bowled by Dwayne Bravo. Pollard, in a moment of anger, stepped right up to the tramline to take the strike and he was warned by the umpires. The warning only fired up Pollard who blasted two fours in the last two balls to boost them to 149/8.The assault by Pollard gave Mumbai Indians something to bowl at and the total proved to be just enough. Just enough for Mumbai Indians to clinch their fourth IPL title. This was the fifth time Chennai Super Kings had lost in the final of IPL.This was the fourth IPL title for Mumbai Indians in five titles.Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings for the fourth time. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Semerad, Taha injured in physical SMB-Ginebra Game 1

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Semerad hurt his right knee on a rebound play after Japeth Aguilar fell on top of him at the 9:03 mark of the second quarter.The hardworking forward had to be brought back to the San Miguel dugout by his teammates, and the doctors initially diagnosed the injury as a hyperflexed right knee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES The 6-foot guard tried to contest Chris Ross’ fastbreak play, but a trailing Aguilar inadvertently pushed Sol Mercado and all three hit the deck on the play.Mercado and Ross landed on Taha, who hurt his right knee and was taken back to the Ginebra locker room.San Miguel led Ginebra, 50-41, at the half as of posting.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Swiss marvel Federer still proving himself Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith stakes at an all time high in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals, two players have already suffered injuries in the first half of the San Miguel-Ginebra series on Friday.David Semerad and Paolo Taha succumbed to knee injuries in separate plays in the second quarter, costing both the Beermen and the Gin Kings a player each.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Taha later on incurred a right knee injury with 33.1 seconds remaining in the second frame. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments MOST READlast_img read more