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Walking dynamics in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome
Physical Therapy
A force-driven harmonic oscillator (FDHO) model reveals elastic property of general muscular activity during walking. This study aimed to investigate whether children with Down syndrome (DS) have a lower K/G ratio, a primary variable derived from the FDHO model, than typically developing children during overground and treadmill walking, and whether children with DS can adapt the K/G ratio to walking speeds, external ankle load and a treadmill setting.
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New guidelines stress need for diabetic foot ulcer offloading
Medscape (free subscription required)
Offloading is essential to diabetic foot ulcer healing, according to new podiatry consensus guidelines. The new guidance, published in the November/December 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Podiatric Association, was written by a nine-member panel of podiatrists, surgeons, and other experts in diabetic foot care.
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When doctors aren't enough to help patients keep diabetes in check
Los Angeles Times
Patients with diabetes need access to doctors and medicines to help them keep their disease under control. But they also need food in their pantries and enough money in their pockets to pay for necessities like rent and heat, a new study shows.
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Can a hybrid imaging technology be beneficial in diagnosing and monitoring diabetic foot osteomyelitis?
Podiatry Today
The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising with a global estimate of 366 million people diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and expert predictions that 552 million individuals will be diagnosed with diabetes worldwide by 2030. Epidemiological data has previously shown that 40 to 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower extremity amputations are in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers precede 85 percent of these amputations.
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Study: Placental cells may possibly treat damaged nerves
News-medical.net
New findings suggest that placental cells may potentially treat damaged nerves possibly leading the way to new treatment for stroke patients. The study results show that PLacental eXpanded (PLX) cells protect PC12 cells - an established model of various nerve cells including dopaminergic neurons - from death after oxygen and glucose deprivation.
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Treating overuse injuries in adolescent athletes
Podiatry Today
With the increasing participation of children in sports, clinicians are seeing more overuse injuries in this population. Using data from their experience, these authors review the treatment of overuse injuries such as Sever's disease, navicular epiphysitis and secondary injuries with a focus on growth plate development.
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Podiatrist becomes first in US to use portable scanning device
Sikeston Standard Democrat
During the fall, when podiatrist Dr. Hugh Protzel was in the market for a new ultrasound unit, he began researching options and one portable unit caught his eye. Made by General Electric, the device, called Vscan, is pocket-size and fits easily in the palm of a hand. He said it is slightly smaller than his newer-model iPhone.
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Defective hormone tied to chronic obesity in baby
WebMD
A small number of extremely obese people may be fat because their bodies produce a malfunctioning form of the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. That's the conclusion of a case study that appears in the Jan. 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Which running shoe is right for you?
The Globe and Mail
It was a string of knee injuries – a torn ligament, then an avulsion fracture, and a meniscus tear followed by surgery – that convinced Richard Ehrlich to try the glove-like Vibram FiveFingers ultra-minimalist running shoes, joining hundreds of thousands of others inspired by Christopher McDougall’s bestselling 2009 book Born to Run.
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Chronic care management: 3 hurdles to reimbursement
FiercePracticeManagement
Beginning this month, practices are eligible to receive reimbursement for the non-face-to-face work they do to coordinate care for Medicare patients who are chronically ill. But despite the significance of this change, challenges remain for practices to actually obtain payments for CPT code 99490, which is intended to capture chronic care management (CCM) services, according to an article from Medical Economics.
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How to deal with an annoying medical practice coworker
Physician's Practice
People are often oblivious to their irritating habits. Here are strategies for dealing with three types of irksome behavior. It can be hard to get over things that get under our skin. While colleagues are often oblivious to their irritating habits, the rest of us go stir-crazy looking for ways to ignore their eccentricities. Unfortunately, it seems the more we try to minimize their mannerisms the more magnified those mannerisms become.
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Ceftaroline fosamil for treatment of diabetic foot infections: The CAPTURE study experience
Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews via PubMed
The purpose of this study was to ascertain which demographic, clinical and microbiological factors might affect clinical outcomes of patients with diabetic foot infections, excluding known osteomyelitis, by analyzing CAPTURE registry study data of patients treated with ceftaroline fosamil.
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