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FREE Webinar on EHRs - 8 p.m. EST, Dec. 14, 2010
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Supported by an educational grant from BioMedix Vascular Systems, Inc., ACFAOM is presenting a one CME-credit Webinar on Integrating EHRs for Quality of Care, 8 - 9 p.m. EST next Tuesday, Dec. 14, free to all DPMs. Faculty will be John Guiliana, DPM, and Michael Brody, DPM, FACFAOM. At the conclusion of this Webinar the learner should be able to improve the content and management of medical records using Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and be able to implement this into the practice to improve patient care. This educational program has been designed for podiatrists in general practice and is sponsored by the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine, which is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine. To register for this free Webinar click here. More



Mass-induced unilateral hallux valgus
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Various causes of hallux valgus exist. However, mass-induced hallux valgus is a rare phenomenon. To the best of our knowledge, there has been one previous report on mass-induced hallux valgus in the English literature; however, that report described giant cell tumor of the extensor digitorum longus tendon sheath. We believe ours to be the first published case of osteochondroma of the second metatarsus-induced hallux valgus. More

Diabetes cuts years off life span of Americans
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Diabetes cuts about eight and a half years off the life span of the average 50-year-old compared to a 50-year-old without diabetes, new research indicates. The study also shows that older adults with diabetes have a lower life expectancy at every age compared to people who do not have the disease. For example, researchers say, the difference at age 60 is 5.4 years; it's one year by 90. More

Quality Assurance in Charting Workshop - Jan. 27, 2011, New York City
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This ACFAOM six CME-credit workshop on best practices in clinical charting has been designed to help candidates for certification and re-certification by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) prepare cases for submission. However, the fundamentals of good clinical record keeping that is the bulk of this workshop are common to all podiatric practices, and so this will be a valuable educational experience for all DPMs wanting to know more about how to correctly prepare and maintain patient records and face possible audits. The full-day workshop will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, immediately preceding the NYSPMA conference in New York City. (It is not necessary to register for the NYSPMA conference to attend this workshop.) For program information click here; for workshop registration click here; for information about the NYSPMA conference click here. More

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Minimizing the risk of failed hammertoe surgery
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While hammertoe surgery is a common procedure performed routinely around the country, it has unpredictable results. According to 2003 data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there are 300,000 hammertoe surgeries performed annually with over 50,000 patients unsatisfied with the results. More

Differences in rates of foot disorders seen between races
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Foot disorders such as hallux valgus and pes planus are more common in African-Americans than whites, according to research conducted by investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Using information from the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project, Yvonne M. Golightly, PT, Ph.D., and colleagues studied 1,536 participants who were examined for foot disorders during a four year period. More

Ankle retinacula changes may predict outcomes after fascial manipulation
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Fascial manipulation can improve pain and postural stability in patients with functional ankle instability and evidence of retinacular changes on magnetic resonance imaging, according to research from Italy presented in November at the AAPM&R meeting. In an earlier study, published in the August issue of Cells Tissues Organs, the same investigators from the University of Padua reported that MRI demonstrated retinacular changes in 10 of 17 patients with a history of ankle sprain. More



Half of British women injured by shoes
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One in 10 women in Britain admit they've received medical attention or been hospitalized because of wearing trendy shoes, a survey indicates. The survey of 3,000 women in Britain who wear high heels was conducted by Hotter Shoes, a British shoe manufacturer. More

New treatment for flat feet
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Flat feet or fallen arches is an extremely common condition. As many as one in four Americans has the condition. Dr. Max Gomez reports on a new minimally-invasive surgical procedure to treat the condition. While most folks don't think of it as a serious problem, they can lead to knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis among other things. More

Feet, don't fail me now: Diabetes and your feet
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Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 180,000 victims annually. Part of the debilitation of diabetes is the effect the disease has on feet, resulting in painful sores, immobility and potential amputation. However, with attention and preventative measures, some effects may possibly be avoided. According to Maj. Hjalmar Contreras, 633d Medical Group podiatrist, diabetic foot infections are the most common reason for hospital admissions among diabetic patients, accounting for 25 percent of all diabetic admissions. More



Current concepts in managing plantar warts
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Warts are among the most common dermatologic conditions the podiatrist treats. Plantar warts, also known as verruca plantaris, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a double-stranded DNA virus. All papillomaviruses cause infections in the skin or mucus membranes. Since warts are viral infections, treatment can be challenging. Most podiatrists will voice a level of frustration when treating warts because of the lack of predictability of a given treatment plan. Moreover, recurrence or spreading of warts is not uncommon. More

Meet Dr. Richard Moy - today at 9 p.m. EST
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Richard Moy, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Moy is an effective user of the Internet to market his practice, and is possibly the busiest bunion surgeon in the country. The systemized technique and completely open reporting of his results combined with being on the forefront of technology has made his Web page a model for all of us. Go to http://www.drmoy.com/. 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. More
 
 
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