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ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday, July 22, Orlando, Florida
ACFAOM’s 2015 Annual Clinical Conference will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriot, Orlando, Florida. This 1-day, 8 CECHs, interactive program will follow the same very successful educational format introduced at last year’s Annual Clinical Conference. And it is FREE to ACFAOM members as a membership benefit. We are collaborating with APMA this year to present a case based, office based, and evidence based educational program the day before the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting. This will not be the usual passive education provided at most podiatric conferences. You will be an engaged and active participant in the whole learning process. The faculty members act as coaches, and encourage participants to present their own ideas about the cases presented.
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Chronic ankle instability: Effects on quality of life
Lower Extremity Review
Patient-reported outcomes can be used to monitor health-related quality of life in patients with chronic ankle instability, and lower extremity practitioners can design rehabilitation approaches to specifically target physical impairments that are known to contribute to quality of life.
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Physician shortage could hit 90K by 2025
HealthLeaders Media
The Association of American Medical Colleges is calling on Congress to immediately fund an additional 3,000 medical residency slots each year in addition to the 27,000 to 29,000 residency slots already in place. Under a best case scenario, the nation's graying and growing population will contend with a shortage of at least 46,000 physicians within 10 years, Association of American Medical Colleges projections show.
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Rectifying inadequate debridement and delayed tissue repair in diabetic foot ulcers
Podiatry Today
The principles of diabetic foot ulcer management are well delineated in the United States as well as European and international guidelines. These guidelines universally recommend debridement, when not contraindicated, of all nonviable tissue. Extensive literature is available from numerous medical sources supporting the purpose and benefits of wound debridement, including debridement of diabetic foot wounds.
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How much do high heels hurt?
SHAPE Magazine
Nothing makes you feel quite as sexy as a great pair of heels. They give you legs for days, boost your butt, not to mention compliment pretty much any outfit perfectly. But suffering for fashion's sake can leave you with more than just sore tootsies—high heels can actually do permanent damage to the ligaments and bones in your lower half.
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More fashion-conscious men suffer from bunions
Digital Chosun
A growing number of men are suffering from bunions, an unsightly ailment usually associated with women who wear uncomfortable high heels. The National Health Insurance Service said Sunday that data from 2009 to 2013 show that the number of sufferers grew from 41,657 to 55,931.
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Mechanical AFO design may improve gait mechanics for ambulatory clubfoot patients
O&P News
The mechanical design of an ankle foot orthosis could influence gait in ambulatory clubfoot patients, according to research presented at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. Robert Lin, CPO, FAAOP, conducted a study to examine the ankle and knee kinetics and kinematics of a patient using a standard hinged ankle foot orthosis (AFO) vs. an offset, oblique axis articulating AFO.
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High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes (Orthopedics Today)
New risk score for amputation in infected diabetic foot ulcers (Medscape (free registration required))
ACFAOM 2015: Wednesday, July 22, Orlando, Florida (ACFAOM)

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Sizing up the evidence
Lower Extremity Review
Evidence-based medicine, defined literally, depends on the existence of studies that justify treatment decisions. But, too often, practitioners who specialize in pediatric lower extremity care find that the only evidence they have to draw on involves studies done in adults, not children.
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Treatment of nail psoriasis: Best practice recommendations from the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation
JAMA Dermatology via PubMed
Nail psoriasis can be difficult to treat and has a significant effect on quality of life. Relatively few controlled trials evaluating treatments for nail psoriasis have been published. There is an unmet need for treatment recommendations to guide therapeutic decisions.
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