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Registration now open for ACFAOM 2012 at Disney World, Oct. 11-14
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ACFAOM's Annual Clinical Conference: Total Immersion, Oct. 11-14, at Disney World, will be a comprehensive learning experience for podiatric physicians looking to enhance clinical skills in the areas of Wound Management, Medicine, Dermatology/Pathology, and Biomechanics. This year's meeting offers a full spectrum of depth lectures and "hands-on" workshops tracks that are fundamental to the office-based practice of podiatric medicine. Other special features are workshops on Billing & Coding, EHR & HIPAA Compliance, and Imaging in Podiatric Practice. A new feature this year will be a special surgery track presented by the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS), ACFAOM's sister APMA Affiliated Specialty Organization. If you are not a member of ACFAOM, please review the conference program and consider joining ACFAOM so that you can attend at a special membership rate of $249. You can now view the latest Program, Online Registration, Hotel Reservations, and Disney World tickets. More

Meet Dr. Howard Zlotoff - today at 9 p.m. ET
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Howard Zlotoff, 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. Zlotoff is currently the Chief of Podiatry at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, Penn. He is a respected expert in coding and is ready to help increase your revenue for 2012. 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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Barefoot balance training for runners
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Running is one of the most common forms of exercise and has benefits ranging from weight loss to cardiovascular conditioning. Despite the millions of dollars spent on research to advance shoe design and orthotic modifications, there is still a high rate of lower extremity injuries in runners. A 2007 review by Wen estimates that injury rates vary from 37 percent to 79 percent, depending on the type of population studied. Wen found the most common injuries among runners were chronic or overuse in nature, and patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy, and shin splints were the most common. As a result of the high injury rate there has been a revived trend of runners kicking off their sneakers and opting to run barefoot in the hopes of reducing injury risk. More

Thromboembolic event rates reach about 3 percent following ankle fracture ORIF
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Thromboembolic events are rare after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures, although patients with ankle fractures treated surgically who have certain risk factors may have a higher risk of a thromboembolic event with ORIF, according to a study conducted by Canadian researchers. More

Treating clear cell hidradenoma of the dorsal medial forefoot
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Clear cell hidradenomas are relatively rare dermal sweat gland neoplasms believed to originate from the eccrine glands. These neoplasms are composed of two main cell types: a fusiform dense cell epidermoid and small amounts of glycogen, and a large "clear" cell, filled with glycogen. The neoplasm has both solid and cystic components, and cell types include epidermoid cells, which may transform into clear cells. More

Diabetes snaring more of the young
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Dr. Kishore Pawar took all necessary precautions after he was diagnosed with diabetes. After all, the general physician knew better than to ignore this silent killer disease. But, he found that the precautions weren't enough. The 39-year-old developed a rare complication - an embolism in the leg. And amputation was the only way to treat it. More

Obesity rate climbs among Mexican-American adults
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In a recognition of the nation's surging Hispanic population, federal researchers reported recently that obesity and diabetes rates have climbed for Mexican-American adults just as they have for other people in the USA. About 40 percent of Mexican-American adults were obese in 2010, up from about 35 percent in 2006 and about 21 percent in 1984, according to new government data. More

Diabetic foot ulcer treatment gets green light for phase 3 trials
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U.S. regulators have agreed to phase 3 clinical trials for an advanced wound care device and drug developer's treatment for diabetic foot ulcers following positive data from its phase 2 clinical trial. More

Comparing soccer cleat widths to help ensure an ideal fit
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Soccer cleat sizes do not indicate widths, and this can make it difficult to obtain a good fit. Since many medium width cleats will run either wide or narrow, you can use a side-by-side comparison to identify volume differences among different pairs of shoes. 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

Measures of health-related quality of life in diabetes-related foot disease: a systematic review
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Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used as key performance indicators in chronic illness. The study sought to review the value of these tools in assessing health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with diabetes-related foot disease and identify the impact of each foot problem on life quality. More

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