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Registration now open for ACFAOM's 2010 Annual Clinical Conference, Aug. 26 to 29, in Orlando
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference, designed by doctors for doctors, will be held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, across from Downtown Disney, August 26-29. This year's meeting features the typical ACFAOM hallmarks: a cutting-edge clinically relevant and comprehensive program offering a full spectrum of 8-hour tracks fundamental to the practice of podiatric medicine, from applied biomechanics to chronic wound management to basic surgical skills, with 20 min lectures and afternoon "hands-on" workshops. Also on the program, special 4-hour focus sessions on diagnostic ultrasound, punch biopsy and plastic surgery techniques, electronic medical records and HIPAA compliance, and billing & coding. Plus an exhibition and social sessions. You can earn 25 CMEs in a relaxed, intimate and pleasant setting and enjoy the best that Walt Disney World has to offer. To register online today, click here! For the Preliminary Program details and faculty, click here! More



Amputating costs
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Medicare has been called the Pac-Man that survives by eating all other social programs. The $128-billion system consumes about 40 percent of provincial program spending. And yet it is so ingrained in the Canadian identity that it seems untouchable. It is refreshing, then, that several health leaders have put out a report called "Bending the Health Care Cost Curve," which provides ways to eradicate waste. It's about time. More

Hungry maggots crawl into modern medicine
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When Andy Anderson had osteomyelitis, an acute bone infection, he spent months taking antibiotic medication intravenously. His knee wasn't getting any better, and he felt terrible. Finally, one of his care providers suggested an altogether different approach: maggots. "I figured I had nothing to lose," Anderson, 63, says in a phone interview with the Straight. "The drugs would make me very sleepy. I was constantly tired and was so damn miserable." More



Research and clinical studies of Apligraf Bilayered living cellular construct presented at SAWC / WHS 2010 Meeting
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Organogenesis, Inc. will have a substantial presence at the 23rd Annual Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and Wound Healing Society. Results from several clinical and scientific studies will be presented which will further the understanding of Organogenesis' bilayered living cellular construct technology. The company is also showcasing its flagship product Apligraf (booth 417) as well as hosting events during the annual conference. More

Researchers question use of silver dressings
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Costly silver dressings should not be routinely used on wounds until there is better evidence to support their use, say UK researchers. But some experts insist silver dressings are an essential tool in treating burn wounds. An evaluation published  in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin concludes that the UK National Health Service expenditure on silver dressings is "difficult to justify in the light of existing data". More

Supporting the kinetic chain
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Ideal cervical spine posture when standing requires the coordination of skeletal structure, soft-tissue integrity, and neurological control to resist adverse gravitational loading forces. An often-overlooked factor of these requirements is the role that pedal stability can play in the maintenance of proper posture. Faulty foot biomechanics can have a negative impact on all supporting joints above the foot/ankle complex. More



Watch Tower: Heal thyself with oxygen
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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment for wound healing, that involves intermittent inhalation of 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure, inside a special treatment chamber. Normal atmospheric pressure is 1 Bar, which is equivalent to 76 cm of Hg pressure at sea level. So any pressure greater than this can be called hyperbar. More

Health Talk: If my foot is numb, why does it hurt?
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April is Foot Health Awareness Month. Most Americans log a remarkable 75,000 miles on their feet by age 50, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. And more than 75 percent of those people have foot problems during their lifetime. Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system (not the brain or spinal cord). More

Pluristem stem cell treatment shows early promise
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Pluristem Therapeutics Inc said its experimental stem cell treatment appeared to be safe and showed promise in treating a serious arterial blood flow condition called critical limb ischemia, according to interim data from a tiny Phase I study. The treatment, PLX-PAD, met the primary safety goal of the 21-patient study with no serious adverse events reported, the company said. More

Now, a scanner to identify chronic lower-limb problem
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Many people are born with hidden congenital defects that cause their feet and legs to function incorrectly throughout their lives. A new technology enables health care professionals to expose the source of chronic lower-limb pain. Varifit Orthotic's foot scanner exposes the previously hidden structural and mechanical causes of such pain. More

Doubts cast about trendy sports medicine therapy
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With opening day around the corner, Cliff Lee didn't have time for another abdominal strain. The former Cy Young Award winner had a similar injury twice before in spring training, and on both occasions it kept him out at least six weeks. This time, Lee was anxious to get back much sooner to help his new team, the Seattle Mariners. More

Class action alleges antibiotic causes tendon damage
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An antibiotic sold since 1997 is the subject of a proposed class action that argues the drug causes a higher incidence of tendon injuries. Levaquin, a broad spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic, is marketed as a first-line therapy for common bronchitis and sinusitis infections. It is also approved for the use in treatment of various upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, prostatitis and other bacterial infections. More
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The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
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Our list of products includes more then just a nice little set of four round good-for-nothing burrs. We sell thirty different and distinctive burrs. These burrs range in size, shape and style, from the most aggressive to the best smoothers and one that could almost be called the all-one-one solution - "The Happy Burr." More info
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