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Still time to register for ACFAOM's 2012 Clinical Conference, Oct. 11-14, at Disney World
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ACFAOM 2012 is just around the corner and there is still time to register for one of the most educational and entertaining conferences in the country! Located just across the street from Downtown Disney, the conference provides endless opportunities to relax and enjoy the Disney attractions while gaining invaluable clinical skills from our faculty. Be sure to visit Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival during your stay.

The focus of the ACFAOM conference will be Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics using both didactic and hands-on workshop learning, with additional sessions on Billing & Coding, and the latest technologies for Podiatric Imaging. New features this year include an exciting survey of Lasers in Podiatric Practice: Pros and Cons, plus a surgery track presented by ASPS. You can also save 10 percent on your PICA premium by attending. Click here to register now.

Meet Edgardo Rodriguez, DPM and Christopher Bibbo, DPM, DO - today at 9 p.m.
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Drs. Edgardo Rodriguez and Christopher Bibbo will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Rodriguez is Director of the Chicago Foot & Ankle Deformity Center and Dr. Bibbo is a podiatrist turned orthopedic surgeon currently practicing at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI. Together, they will provide insights on how to practice successfully at the leading edge of podiatry. 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

Pressure's not off for diabetic feet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Custom-made footwear for diabetes patients must offload pressure if it is to be effective at preventing ulceration, Dutch researchers emphasize. Effective offloading, defined as an in-shoe pressure of below 200 kPa at site of deformity, was achieved in 61 percent of 336 feet in a group of 171 patients with diabetic neuropathy attending 10 rehabilitation centers. Just 24 percent of feet achieved this level of pressure offloading across the entire foot. More

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4-day workweek popular for doctors' flexible scheduling
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When it comes to flexible scheduling, young physicians and many medical practices appear to agree on at least one thing: Both find advantages to the four-day workweek. Squeezing full-time work hours into four rather than five days is the most important flexible scheduling possibility when residents and fellows consider practice opportunities, according to a survey released Aug. 17 by Cejka Search, a physician placement firm based in St. Louis. More

Shedding new light on one of diabetes' most dangerous complications
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An innovative new optical diagnostic tool created by Columbia University researchers and reported today in the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Biomedical Optics Express may soon make it easier to diagnose and monitor one of the most serious complications of diabetes, peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD, which is marked by a narrowing of the arteries caused by plaque accumulation, frequently results in insufficient blood flow to the body's extremities and increases a person's risk for heart attack and stroke. More

Load cells enhance study of prosthetic foot rollover
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A new technology, the load cell, can be used to assess rollover characteristics of prosthetic feet in a variety of walking envi­ronments. Load cell analysis can help identify premature foot-flat and dead spots and determine the effects of energy stor­age and return designs on amputee gait. More

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Nail and screw construct fosters union of unstable fibular fractures
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A new surgical technique to fix unstable ankle fractures was associated with a 100 percent union rate and one postoperative infection, according to a presenter at the British Orthopaedic Association Congress 2012. More

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Emerging concepts with post-Lapidus bunionectomy weightbearing
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Given the increasing literature support for early weightbearing after the Lapidus procedure, this author discusses the evolution of plate fixation to facilitate early weightbearing and reviews key factors in appropriate patient selection. More

When there is a disconnect between different specialties
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Discussing the case of a 78-year-old patient with diabetic neuropathy who presented with a swollen foot, this author notes how a disconnect between specialties made things worse, and how common sense conservative care can make a difference in this patient population. More

Encouraging study finds why diabetes rates high for blacks and Asians
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An encouraging new study reveals the extent of type 2 diabetes among black and Asian populations. The finding, say researchers, is encouraging because it also pinpoints why blacks and minority groups have higher risk for the disease that is preventable, despite ethnic background. More

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Effective time management for physicians
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Sue Jacques writes, "They don't call it a waiting room for nothing at my doctor's office. Even when I book the first appointment of the morning, my annual physical examination can take a half-day. It's not because I have a complex medical history or chronic ailments - in fact I'm very fit and healthy. The reason it takes so long is that my physician, whom I've been seeing for over 20 years, is always running behind. Sometimes it's because of a midnight delivery, but usually it's due to poor time management." More

Indexing severity of diabetic foot infection with 99mTc-white blood cell single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography hybrid imaging
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Management of diabetic foot infection (DFI) has been hampered by limited means of accurately classifying disease severity. New hybrid nuclear/computed tomography (CT) imaging techniques elucidate a combination of wound infection parameters not previously evaluated as outcome prognosticators. Our aim is to determine if a novel standardized hybrid image-based scoring system, Composite Severity Index (CSI), has prognostic value in DFI. More


REGISTRATION OPEN! October 11-14 - Disney World. Total Immersion in Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Dermatology/Pathology, Imaging, HIPAA/EHRs, Billing/Coding, PICA premium discount. 21 CE Credit Hours. MORE

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