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One possible answer to healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetes In Control
The exact mechanism by which diabetes impairs wound healing is not fully understood, but may include abnormal inflammatory cell response, impaired neovascularization, decreased synthesis of collagen and increased levels of proteinases. As a result of all of the unknowns, management of diabetic foot ulcers still represents a challenge in the medical community.
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Meet Dr. Emily Splichal - today at 9 p.m. ET
ACFAOM
Dr. Emily Splichal will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Splichal is is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, Barefoot Rehab Specialist® and BARE® Workout Certifications for healh and wellness professionals. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here.
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PROFESSION NEWS


Effects of targeted exercise on chronic ankle instability
Lower Extremity Review
Clinicians and researchers are increasingly utilizing exercise protocols focused on improving proprioception, range of motion, and strength to influence the more active and functional deficits that have been associated with chronic ankle instability in the literature.
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Ankle replacement provides relief for patients with arthritis
HCPLive
For patients enduring constant pain in their ankles caused by arthritis, there could be relief on the horizon as medical science works to develop better ankle replacement procedures. Still not as common as hip or knee replacement surgeries more doctors are recommending patients look into ankle replacement rather than ankle fusion or other more traditional remedies. "In ankle replacement, we replace the damaged surfaces of the ankle joint with an artificial implant," said Dr. Jonathan Deland.
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Extreme obesity cuts average life span extremely
Los Angeles Times
Those with a body mass index, or BMI, above 40 are robbed of at least 6 1/2 years, on average, of expected life span, a study has found. And the toll in years lost rises with the degree of obesity, reaching nearly 14 years for the most obese – those with a BMI above 55, researchers said.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Foot posture, leg length discrepancy and low back pain – Their relationship and clinical management using foot orthoses – An overview (The Foot)
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Report: More physicians see glass half-full in 2014
FiercePracticeManagement
Physicians participating in Jackson Healthcare's 2014 national survey on physician satisfaction are substantially more satisfied with their careers than they were last year, with 72 percent of the 1,527 physicians surveyed saying they are currently either satisfied or very satisfied with their careers in medicine.
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Emerging concepts in the etiology of Charcot joints
Podiatry Today
With new developments in the research on Charcot neuroarthropathy, these authors examine emerging research findings on osteoclastic activity, the RAGE pathway and cytokine recruitment, and share insights on current imaging tools and treatment modalities.
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Cosmetic foot surgery: Fashion's Pandora's Box?
HealthNewsDigest.com
Getting excited over a snazzy pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos is one thing – having your feet surgically altered to wear them is another. As extreme and imprudent as it may sound, the cosmetic surgery craze isn't just for faces anymore – it's now moved to the feet, and it's kicking up a storm.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of skin and soft tissue infections: 2014 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Clinical Infectious Diseases
A panel of national experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to update the 2005 guidelines for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). The panel's recommendations were developed to be concordant with the recently published IDSA guidelines for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. The focus of this guideline is the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of diverse SSTIs ranging from minor superficial infections to life-threatening infections such as necrotizing fasciitis.
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