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Meet Charles Zelen, DPM, FACFAOM - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Charles Zelen, DPM, FACFAOM 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. Zelen is the past President of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. 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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Accelerating diabetic wound healing
C&EN
Each year, tens of thousands of people with diabetes in the U.S. have a lower limb amputated because a small foot wound failed to heal. With diabetes rates on the rise, scientists are eagerly searching for effective treatments for the ulcers that develop from these unhealed wounds. Now, researchers have identified an enzyme that's rampant in diabetic wounds and may interfere with healing). Inhibiting the enzyme accelerated wound healing in diabetic mice, suggesting a path to new drugs.
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How evaluating sock liners can provide diagnostic insights
Podiatry Today
A sock liner in a running shoe acts as a moisture barrier between the foot and the insole of the shoe, and provides light cushioning as well. Not all shoes have sock liners but those that do can provide a wealth of information for you and your patients. An easy way to educate patients about their foot function is to show them their sock liner wear patterns.
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How the government shutdown affects healthcare
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is at the center of the budget debate that has resulted in a government shutdown. But one of the ironies of the situation is that the program will remain funded. It even reached a major milestone — the launch of the insurance exchanges — on Oct. 1, the same day other areas of government were forced to place employees on furlough. The ACA, as well as Medicare and Medicaid, are not affected by the shutdown. But other areas of healthcare, particularly those in the public health arena, don’t fall under the same exceptions and were forced into limbo.
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Examining the IR: Foot, ankle injuries lead to questions about shoes
CBS Sports
At the quarter pole of the NFL season, it's time to track trends. First stop: An alarming number of players are on injured reserve and part of the reason could be the shoes players choose to wear. On Oct. 1, 2012, there were 99 players on IR. On Sept. 28, before Week 4 started this season, there were 171.
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Reform the doctor recertification process to create a better healthcare system
HealthAffairs
There's a lot of talk about creating a better healthcare delivery system based on value, not volume. Much of the focus is on insurers rewarding doctors financially for improving patients' health in a cost-effective way. But there's more to creating a sustainable model for healthcare that improves quality and lowers costs, and it's something we can start right now to see results within the next decade: reform the recertification process for doctors.
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Preparations fundamental to a successful EMR implementation
EHR Intelligence
In today's rapid EMR deployment environment, one critical success factor is a smooth go-live. In the rush to install a system quickly, don’t overlook the very critical go-live planning phase. There is much to consider in creating an EMR activation plan. Here is a general overview of the fundamentals required in any go-live planning activity to jumpstart your efforts.
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PAD and reamputation in patients with diabetes
Lower Extremity Review
In patients who undergo a minor foot amputation following a diabetic foot ulcer, severe peripheral arterial disease is the primary risk factor for subsequent major amputation, which underscores the importance of early detection and intervention for PAD in this population.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Dose - response effects of customized orthoses on lower limb muscle activity and plantar pressures in pronated foot type
Gait Posture via PubMed
Customized foot orthoses (FOs) featuring extrinsic rearfoot posting are commonly prescribed for individuals with a symptomatic pronated foot type. By altering the angle of the posting it is purported that a controlled dose-response effect during the stance phase of gait can be achieved, however these biomechanical changes have yet to be characterized.
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