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Quality Assurance in Charting Workshop — Jan. 27, 2011, New York City
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This ACFAOM 6-hour workshop on best practices in clinical charting has been designed to help candidates for certification and re-certification by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine (ABPOPPM) prepare cases for submission as part of the certification process. However, the fundamentals of good clinical record keeping that is the bulk of this workshop are common to all podiatric practices, and so this will be a valuable educational experience for all DPMs wanting to know more about how to correctly prepare and maintain their patient records and to face possible audits. The full-day workshop will be presented on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, immediately preceding the NYSPMA conference in New York City. (It is not necessary to register for the NYSPMA conference to attend this workshop.) For program information click here; for workshop registration click here; for information about the NYSPMA conference click here. More

Foot deformities are highly heritable
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Got bunions? Thank your parents. Bunions were inherited in 89 percent of adults younger than 60 years, according to genetic data from more than 2,000 adults that were presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Foot disorders occur in 20 to 60 percent of adults, and researchers have long suspected genetic involvement, but this study is the first to examine specific associations between genes and foot deformities. More

High-top styles, tied laces decrease Achilles tendon loading in cadavers
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A high-top athletic shoe design and tightly tied laces can decrease peak Achilles tendon loading, primarily by limiting peak ankle dorsiflexion, according to a cadaver study from Virginia Tech University. High-top shoes were associated with an average of 9.9 percent less peak Achilles tendon tension than low-top shoes. Peak dorsiflexion angle was also 7.2 percent lower in high-top shoes than low-top shoes, with laces tied. More

Diabetes to account for 10 percent of health care spending by 2020
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Diabetes and prediabetes will account for an estimated 10 percent of total health care spending by the end of the decade, an annual cost of nearly $500 billion, according to a new analysis. If today's diabetes trends continue, an estimated 52 percent of Americans could have diabetes by 2020 and cost the health care system $3.35 trillion over the next 10 years, according to a report by UnitedHealth Group's Center for Health Reform & Modernization. More

Koven Technology Introduces Hands-Free Vascular Testing... Now that's Smart!

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Meet Dr. Gerit Mulder — Today at 9 p.m. EST
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Gerit Mulder, DPM, will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Mulder is director of the Wound Treatment and Research Center at the University of California - San Diego Medical Center, and a full time faculty member in the Department of Surgery. He has been involved in research, education, and clinical treatment related to tissue repair and chronic wounds for over 20 years. He is an internationally recognized speaker, clinician, and researcher and has published extensively in numerous medical journals and books. 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

Act now to avoid Medicare e-prescribing penalty
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is currently offering providers a bonus for e-prescribing, or electronically transmitting prescriptions to pharmacies. But soon, providers will instead be hit with a penalty if they don't get on board with this practice. The Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, which began in 2009 and runs through 2013, provides bonus payments for e-prescribing when certain eligibility criteria are met, with bonus percentages being reduced over the span of the program. More

Clinical practice guideline for Achilles tendon rupture issued
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A summary of a clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture is available in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Christopher P. Chiodo, M.D., of the Brigham & Women's Foot & Ankle Center at Faulkner Hospital and colleagues used a systematic, evidence-based process to create the guideline for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. They note that treatments and procedures available to each patient are dependent on mutual communication among the patient, the physician and other health care providers. More

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces amputation risk in chronic wounds
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As the population ages, physicians are seeing a surge in the prevalence of chronic, nonhealing wounds because of the increase in disease processes leading to wounds. Specific categories of chronic wounds have been found to respond to treatment with hyperbaric oxygen: diabetic foot ulcers, arterial insufficiency ulcers, delayed radiation injuries, osteomyelitis, failed or failing skin grafts and flaps and necrotizing fasciitis. More

Chicago's Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians give free foot screenings
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Simon Lee, M.D, and Johnny Lin, M.D., physicians in the foot and ankle department at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago, recently provided free foot screenings to the local homeless population as part of a program sponsored by Soles4Souls. Dr. Lee began the Chicago chapter of the program in 2007 and has participated in coordinating the event every year since. Volunteers from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Rush University performed more than 100 foot and ankle examinations and distributed more than 120 pairs of shoes. More

Diabetes' civil war
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As a person living with Type 1 diabetes, Angie Hashemi-Rad must prick her fingers and give herself insulin every day to stay alive. But nothing irritates her more than having people mistakenly assume she has Type 2 diabetes — and then suggest she "cure herself" by eating less sugar and exercising more. As rates of Type 2 diabetes soar, tempers are flaring in the diabetes blogosphere, where many people with Type 1 diabetes are lobbying for a new, distinct name for their condition in hopes of clearing up misconceptions and securing more resources to put toward a cure. More

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