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Chronic wound management track planned for ACFAOM 2010
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Recent advances in wound management require that all podiatric physicians stay abreast of the latest techniques in the management of diabetic, venous, and pressure wounds. The Chronic Wound Management 8-hour track at ACFAOM 2010 (Aug. 26-29, Orlando, Fla.) of short 20-minute clinically focused lectures and four associated 'hands-on' workshops will provide attendees with the knowledge and skills to immediately update their practices in this important clinical area. Faculty includes Drs. Lawrence Harkless, Stephen Albert, Michael DellaCorte, Kirk Geter, Beth Jarrett, Rosemay Michel, Lee Rogers, Kathleen Satterfield, and James Stavosky. Other 8-hour tracks include Recent Advances in Orthotic Therapy and Basic Surgical Skills, with lectures and "hands-on" workshops. Also on the program special 4-hour sessions (demo and workshop) on Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery Techniques (Dr. Bradley Bakotic), Diagnostic Ultrasound (Drs. Albert Armstrong and John Tassone), EMRs & HIPPA Compliance (Dr. Michael Brody), and Billing & Coding (Dr. Michael Warshaw.) To view the preliminary program click here. More



Diabetic neuropathy: preventing and reversing the damage
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Imagine living with the haunting possibility that one day, you may lose all feeling in your feet and that this lost sensation could ultimately lead to ulceration, infection, and even amputation of your unsalvageable limbs. This grim but very real condition is called diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease 60-70 percent of diabetics suffer some kind of nerve damage. More

Eating 'whatever we could afford' took its painful, inexorable toll
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Growing up in a family that lived on a tight budget, Patrick Conrow ate whatever was available. He became accustomed to canned fruit, beans and orange-yellow blocks of processed government cheese provided by food boxes. "You'd just eat whatever was there. It was whatever we were able to get and afford," says Conrow. More

Everyday organic: lose your shoes and find your soul
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Do you remember reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and reveling in the idea of walking around barefoot all day, every day? Huck didn't have a care about convention or the stuffy expectations of the more civilized townsfolk. From the muddy riverbank to the civilized planks of the local chapel's floor, he was famously footloose and fancy free. More

Inkjet-like device 'prints' cells right over burns
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Inspired by a standard office inkjet printer, U.S. researchers have rigged up a device that can spray skin cells directly onto burn victims, quickly protecting and healing their wounds as an alternative to skin grafts. More

New therapy helps heal soft-tissue injuries
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I see all sorts of patients in my sports medicine practice. Some have relatively simple problems that I can help right away. Other cases are more challenging -- but I have to confess that I look forward to those. There is yet another class of patient that does not fit into any "textbook" category. More



Out on a limb: pro rated
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Tiger Woods may have lost Gatorade, but he'll always have platelet rich plasma. Do an online search for the cutting-edge injection therapy, and the embattled golfer's name comes up as one of its early adopters for sports medicine applications. More

Out-of-pocket health care spending
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Americans spent $138.5 billion in out-of-pocket health care expenses in 2008, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And that number excludes health insurance premiums, nursing home care, nonprescription drugs, nonprescription vitamins, and topical remedies and dressings. More

Regenerative Medicine Forum focuses on promise of new treatments
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Leaders in the field of regenerative medicine spoke about the potential to transform medicine through new treatments that focus not just on treating disease -- but on cures -- at the first annual Translational Regenerative Medicine Forum. Attended by more than 400 people from across the world, the event was sponsored by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation. More

Significant improvements seen using intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid for ankle OA
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Patients with arthritic ankles that were treated nonoperatively with consecutive intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid experienced symptomatic relief which sometimes lasted for several months. Investigators from Israel prospectively studied the effects of hyaluronic acid injections in 16 patients aged 31 to 79 years old who had symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis (OA). More

Spinning blood isn't just for athletes
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee used it for an abdominal strain. Denver Nuggets power forward Kenyon Martin used it on a strained left knee. Last year, Tiger Woods had injections of it in his left knee before four majors and Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward used it to treat a strained calf and a sprained knee ligament before the team's Super Bowl win. More

Taking a closer look at the impact of wound bioburden
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Chronic skin ulcerations of the lower extremities affect millions of patients in the United States and impose a tremendous medical, psychosocial and financial impact. Chronic ulcerations may be secondary to a myriad of etiologies, including pressure, metabolic, trauma, venous, arterial and diabetic neuropathy. More



What does arch height mean for injury prevention and performance?
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Arch height and injuries. Although any injury can occur in any runner regardless of foot type: High arches tend to be stiffer and can increase the incidence of foot and femoral (upper leg) stress fractures as well as lateral knee/iliotibial band (ITB) pain or injury compared with runners with flatter feet. More

When a patient presents with a skin growth on the heel
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A 51-year-old male presented to the office with the chief complaint of a skin growth on his right medial heel. He related that the mass has grown slowly over the prior year. He did not have any severe pain with it other than shoe irritation. The skin lesion would bleed easily with any pressure on it. More

Women risk snapped ligaments for shoe fashion
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Despite sprains, foot pains and blisters, towering footwear has legions of loyal female fans. Among them are pop stars who dance intricate choreography wearing colossal shoes. Lady Gaga wore a pair of staggering 12-inch Alexander McQueen heels in her music video "Bad Romance." The theatrical shoes she wore were unveiled by the late British designer McQueen last fall, prompting some models to decline to walk the runway for him. More
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