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There is still time to register for ACFAOM 2011 - Orlando, Fla., Oct. 27-30
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Highlights include: 

 • Innovations in Medical Management: From Horses to Zebras (Drs. Jeffrey Robbins, Marshall Solomon & Kathleen Satterfield) – 3.5 hrs of clinical case-based learning in small groups 

 • Advanced Biomechanics for the 21st Century Podiatrist (Drs. Kevin Kirby, Simon Spooner [U.K.] & Bruce Williams) – 3 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop 

Practical Applications of Current Science in Wound Care (Drs. Jason Hanft, Robert Snyder & James Stavosky) – 3.5 hrs of 20 min clinical lectures plus 3 hrs 'hands-on' workshop

Podiatric Dermatology: What Are We Missing? (Drs. Bradley Bakotic & Allen Jacobs) - 4 hrs of didactic learning and clinical demonstrations 

• Specials sessions on Billing & Coding (Dr. Michael Warshaw)(Saturday AM & Sunday AM), Ultrasound (Drs. Albert Armstrong, John Tassone, Robert Christman and Daniel Evans)(Sunday AM), EHRs & HIPAA compliance (Dr. Michael Brody and Warren Melnick, Esq.)(Saturday AM), plus an exhibition (Friday and Saturday), networking and Halloween at Disney World.

For full information on all aspects of the conference click here or call 1-800-265-8263, Ext. 6536.  If you cannot attend the full conference, there is a special daily rate: $99 for members and Federal Service employees; $149 for non-members. Residents and students can register for FREE.

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Be part of history - attend the roast of Dr. Barry Block at ACFAOM 2011
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Joining MC Dr. Bret Ribotsky, host of "Meet the Masters," to roast Barry Block, DPM, JD, will be Drs. Warren Joseph, Bradley Bakotic, and Allen Jacobs with Drs. David Armstrong, Lawrence Harkless, and Glenn Gastwirth, among others, by video. This will take place on Friday, Oct. 28 at 6:15 p.m. to kick off the ACFAOM President's Reception. If you are not attending the ACFAOM conference but would like to attend the reception FREE, call ACFAOM at 1-800-265-8263 Ext. 6536. For full information about the conference click here. More

Patients with diabetes exhibit gait deficits before neuropathy develops
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Type 2 diabetes results in less efficient gait mechanics well before patients develop frank neuropathy and other threats to mobility, according to research in the August issue of Gait & Posture. Investigators for the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, an observational study of physiological and psychological aspects of aging conducted by the National Institute on Aging, tested 186 participants without peripheral neuropathy (26 had type 2 diabetes) under two walking conditions, maximum speed and a self-selected speed. More

Selling your practice: What you should know
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Getting a good selling price for your podiatry practice is a complex endeavor and can be particularly challenging in these unstable economic times. This author reviews seven elements that can help physicians attain maximum value for the practice and also offers insights on the valuation process. More

Cardium soars on wound-healing product approval
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Shares of Cardium Therapeutics tripled recently after the Carmel Valley,Calif.-based company said it has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell Excellagen, its flagship product for diabetic foot ulcers and other skin wounds. More

Meet Dr. Snyder - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Robert Snyder, DPM, 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. Snyder is a Certified Wound Specialist, board certified by ABPS, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Wound Management of which he is president, and is president-elect of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. He is a Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center, Barry University SPM, Medical Director for two centers in South Florida, and Medical Director and Chairman of the International Medical Advisory Board of Systagenix Wound Management. He has published several book chapters and more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals, and was recently appointed a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Snyder will be a faculty member of the Wound Management Track at ACFAOM 2011, Orlando, Fla., Oct 28 and 29. 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

Those scan results are just an app away
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Even in the vast world of apps, Dr. Patrick J. Gagnon has one with an unusual distinction: it had to be cleared for use by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Gagnon, a radiation oncologist, uses the app when he sees patients in his Fairhaven, Mass., office. He pulls his iPhone out of his pocket, and then he and a patient, side by side, can view images on it and discuss treatment. More

Study identifies factors influencing outcomes of AO-Weber B-type fractures after operative, conservative treatments
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Satisfactory outcomes for AO-Weber B-type ankle fracture can be reached through operative or nonoperative treatment based on stability and the surgeon's judgment, according to this study from researchers in the Netherlands. More

Heel pain? Try stretches, orthotics, new shoes
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Two million Americans suffer from plantar fasciitis. It's one of the most common complaints people have when it comes to foot pain. But there are steps you can take to not only treat it, but prevent it. Walking: Our feet average 115,000 miles of it in our lifetime. But with overuse feet can develop heel pain often caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the feet. More

Treating a patient with bilateral rashes and intense itching on the top of the feet
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A 53-year-old male presented to the office with the chief complaint of a rash on the top of both feet, worse on the right than the left. The duration of symptoms had been more than six months. He related intense itching that required scratching. His wife told me that he would wake her up due to rubbing his feet in bed. His primary care physician prescribed a course of a topical cortisone cream using triamcinolone 0.1 percent, which helped minimally. More

Bone marrow edema patterns in the ankle and hindfoot: Distinguishing MRI features
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Many disorders produce similar or overlapping patterns of bone marrow edema in the ankle. Bone marrow edema may present in a few hindfoot bones simultaneously or in a single bone. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to provide guidelines based on clinical history and specific MRI patterns and locations to accurately identify the cause of ankle bone marrow edema. We will first focus on bone marrow edema in general disease categories involving multiple bones, such as reactive processes, trauma, neuroarthropathy, and arthritides. A discussion of bone marrow edema in individual bones of the ankle and hindfoot including the tibia, fibula, talus, and calcaneus will follow. Helpful hints for arriving at the correct diagnosis will be provided in each section. More

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