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'Current Science in Wound Care' - at ACFAOM 2012, Oct. 11-14, 2012, Disney World
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This three-hour clinical lecture session and associated three-hour 'hands-on' workshop will expose you to the most current science available for treating wounds in the lower extremities. Special attention will be paid to the practical use of scientific information in the daily care of patients with wounds. You will be able to use and apply this information to treat patients with wounds and improve outcomes of care paths for those with diabetic foot ulcers, and you will also be better able to identify atypical wounds of the lower extremities. Faculty will be Drs. Jason Hanft, Jeffrey Jensen and James Stavosky. ACFAOM's 2012 Annual Clinical Conference, Total Immersion, will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista, Disney World. 21 CE Contact Hours. More

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix

Graftjacket® regenerative tissue matrix is a thin, fenestrated, human acellular dermal matrix that supports host tissue regeneration. For superficial and deep wounds such as DFUs.

Meet Dr. Scot Malay - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Scot Malay, 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. Malay currently trains residents and fellows as the Director of Podiatric Research at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has served as editor of The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery since 2006 and has been the principal investigator on a number of clinical research projects. 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

5 reasons the new Apple iPad will help physicians
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Apple held a media event in San Francisco recently where they introduced the new iPad. The new iPad has been released and brings a number of updates which will signifcantly appeal to the medical community. The primary update is the addition of a new high resolution "retina display." More

Supreme Court begins debating healthcare law
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The U.S. Supreme Court began three days of potentially landmark oral arguments over the constitutionality of the sweeping healthcare law championed by President Barack Obama. In one of the most politically-charged cases in years, the healthcare reform case drew people waiting in line March 23 for the chance to attend and competing news conferences by supporters and opponents of the 2010 law passed by Democrats over united Republican opposition. More

Transitioning to advanced therapies for DFUs: Are 4 weeks and 50 percent the magic numbers?
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When do you make the transition to advanced modalities for diabetic foot ulcers? With this question in mind, these authors discuss key diagnostic pointers and offer salient insights from the literature on when physicians should consider advanced modalities to facilitate improved healing and outcomes. More

High heels can bring on ingrown toenails
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High heels and other snug-fitting or pointed shoes are a leading cause of ingrown toenails, according to podiatrists. By putting constant pressure on the toes, the big toenails can grow into the skin and cause an infection, the experts at Loyola University Health System said, yet many women are unwilling to trade in their heels for more practical shoes. More

Taking a team approach to diabetic limb salvage
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Hospitals with multidisciplinary diabetic foot care programs have found that adding vascular surgeons to the team makes their amputation prevention efforts more effective, but also adds an extra layer of challenges in terms of coordinat­ion and communication. More

Are EMRs killing the clinical narrative?
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Could your new electronic medical record system be missing vital information the old paper-based system captured? Even the most seasoned technology champion has to stop and ask that question, if for no other reason than the new medical record looks very different than the old one. To put it in classroom terms, today's EMR is often multiple-choice, not essay. More

9 footwear do's and don'ts
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Our poor feet. They withstand lots of abuse, quickly carrying us to last-minute outings, pounding the pavement on mind-clearing runs, and being squeezed into impractical (but fashionable) shoes. But we need to take care of them to avoid foot pain, injury, and other ailments. So do your tootsies a favor and follow these healthy tips. More


SAVE THE DATES! October 11-14, Walt Disney World ® ( Wound Management, Medicine, Biomechanics, Surgery (by ASPS), Imaging, HIPAA, EHRs, billing & coding. Top faculty. 21 CMEs. MORE

A cohort study of people with diabetes and their first foot ulcer: The role of depression on mortality
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The study was aimed to evaluate over 18 months whether depression was associated with mortality in people with their first foot ulcer. A prospective cohort design was used. Adults with their first diabetic foot ulcer were recruited from foot clinics in southeast London, U.K. More
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