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Diagnostic Ultrasound in Podiatric Practice Session at ACFAOM 2010
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The ACFAOM Podiatric Imaging Council will present a 4-hour focus session on diagnostic ultrasound at ACFAOM 2010, at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando, Fla., across from Downtown Disney, August 26-29. This session will show you how to implement this procedure in your practice to elevate your diagnostic ability and improve the quality of your patient care. The session will give you the basics of the procedures and an opportunity for hands-on experience. This will be a good refresher if you already have incorporated DUS in your practice, and an opportunity if you have not done so to learn the basics and gain valuable hands-on experience before making a decision. Other tracks include Chronic Wound Care, Orthotic Therapy, Basic Surgical Skills, Skin Biopsy & Plastic Surgery Techniques, EMRs & HIPAA, and Billing & Coding. To view the preliminary program click here. More



Laser care for onychomycosis: Can it be effective?
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Onychomycosis is one of the most commonly diagnosed foot problems that podiatrists treat. Two to 3 percent of the population is known to have onychomycosis and this incidence increases to 15 percent for those between the ages of 40 to 60. Since that time, World War II and Vietnam as well as worldwide transportation have accelerated the rate of fungus infections in our country. The infection, which was at one time a rare occurrence, has became an epidemic and will probably become a pandemic in the future. More

CMS changes provider enrollment, ordering and referral documentation requirements
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring all providers of medical or other items or services and suppliers that qualify for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) to include their NPI number on all enrollment applications and on all claims submitted under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. More

Health officials cope with infectious problem
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When East Windsor resident Lisa Shields went into CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, N.J., for an elective procedure to remove a calcium deposit from her foot, she came home with more than she bargained for: MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant infection that she's been battling ever since. MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a mutation of the bacteria that cause the common staph infection. More

Innovations: Accessory makes crutches safer and more affordable
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When he was a college student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Jesse Daily, now a partner at Thiensville, Wis., based Core Consulting LLC, suffered an injury to his foot. The injury left him on crutches for 18 weeks. Throughout that experience, he learned about the extreme difficulties of limited mobility, and the shortfalls getting around on crutches. More

New guidelines for athletes over 50: Bring it on!
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When it comes to fitness in this country, there's a bit of a paradox going on. While Americans in general continue to be sedentary, a growing number of older adults are in the best shape of their lives. To specifically address the needs of these aging athletes, the American College of Sports Medicine released their first set of physician guidelines for "active individuals over 50." More

Peripheral vascular disease affects 10 Million Americans, but treatment is often simple
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The specialist: Dr. Peter Faries on peripheral vascular disease Faries, the chief of vascular surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, treats patients who have problems with their blood vessels. He specializes in procedures on the legs, the carotid artery and the aorta. Though it affects about 10 million Americans, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is hardly a household term. "Peripheral vascular disease typically refers to the impairment of blood flow to the legs," says Faries. More



Rare bacterial illness has 20-year-old battling for his life
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A grown-up child's sore throat ends up taking him into brain surgery. Welcome to the world of Fontana, Calif., residents Patrick and Leslie Abram. Their son Patrick Abram Jr., 20, has been in Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Abram Jr., who lives with friends in Perris, had been complaining of a sore throat for about two weeks. When his father drove over one day last month, in part to check on him, he was shocked at what he saw. His son's eyes were jaundiced; his jaw was swollen as was his left foot. More

Results from the phase III clinical trials for Bemiparin on diabetic foot ulcers
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Laboratorios Farmacéuticos Rovi S.A. announces that the analysis of the final results of the clinical trial of the efficacy and safety of Bemiparin in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers does not show that Bemiparin is better treatment than a placebo. According to the Chief Executive Officer of ROVI, Juan López-Belmonte "the results do not confirm the positive data that we obtained in an earlier trial". More

Sausage toe: the new fashion pariah
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There is an increasing problem out there when people fracture a small toe either by hitting on the edge of a piece of furniture in the middle of the night, en route to the bathroom (called by some a "piss" fracture) or dropping the occasional bottle of wine on the foot from a small height. Other scenarios, alla Lost in Translation, is the suitcase little toe fracture sustained in a dark and unfamiliar hotel room, or the racing for the telephone or doorbell stub on the door plate. More

The blockage stops here: Surgeon keeps patients on their feet
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Ronald Reeves says he loves the "idea of immediate gratification." "I love the idea that you can fix something and there are actually tangible results you can see," said the Miramar Beach, Fla.-based vascular surgeon. Reeves, a Fort Walton Beach native, is now offering an innovative laser procedure to his patients that have peripheral artery disease to help clear artery blockages in the legs and feet. More



Popliteal block with transfibular approach in ankle arthrodesis: a case series
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Ankle arthrodesis is primarily done for control of severe pain in the ankle joint. Immediate post-operative pain is usually treated using oral analgesics, intravenous opiates and regional anaesthesia. Outcomes following ankle fusion including patient satisfaction studies are well documented in the literatures. However the advantage of popliteal block in the management of early post-operative pain after ankle fusion for osteoarthritis has not been widely reported. More

International Osteoporosis Foundation unveils new vitamin D recommendations for seniors
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The International Osteoporosis Foundation has released new vitamin D recommendations for older adults who are at a high risk of low bone mass, poor muscle development and osteoporotic fractures. According to a statement published in the latest issue of the Journal Osteoporosis International, vitamin D supplementation can improve lower limb strength and, in turn, reduce a person's risk of falling. The nutrient can also lessen fracture risk by helping to recover bone metabolism. More
FDM-T System from Noraxon USA Inc
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
The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info



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The only night splint on the market today that actively engages the windlass mechanism of the foot.
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