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Exploring the potential of acellular dermis grafts for wound healing and soft tissue repair
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Offering insights from the literature, practical pearls and coding tips, this author discusses the use of acellular dermis grafts for foot and ankle applications including wound healing, tendon and ligament repair and soft tissue supplementation. More

Meet Lowell Weil, Sr., DPM, David Armstrong, DPM, & Glenn Gastwirth, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Drs. Lowell Weil, Sr., David Armstrong and Glenn Gastwirth will be the guests on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Drs. Weil, Armstrong and Gastwirth, three podiatric masters, will provide a look back at 2012 and discuss the future of podiatry in 2013. 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

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis study reveals footcare information gap
Lower Extremity Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Scottish study suggests foot care in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis falls short because of poor access to care and negative perceptions about custom foot orthoses. Experts say those issues may be less prevalent in the U.S. but emphasize the need to educate patients, parents, and referring clinicians about the benefits of lower extremity care. More

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Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger
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Obesity is a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world, according to a new report published recently in the British medical journal The Lancet. Nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries compared health data from 1990 through 2010 for the Global Burden of Disease report, revealing what they call a massive shift in global health trends. More

Supreme Court to decide how late is too late on Medicare pay appeals
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The U.S. Supreme Court is weighing whether health professionals can fight for higher Medicare payments if they discover they were shortchanged after the statutory deadline to appeal. The outcome of oral arguments, heard Dec. 4, will determine if "equitable tolling," which allows courts to waive a deadline in extraordinary circumstances, applies in the case. More

Injectable bone graft seen as alternative to autograft in ankle, hindfoot fusion
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Data from a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial revealed that an injectable bone graft is a safe and effective - and potentially superior - alternative to autogenous bone graft for foot and ankle fusions. More
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Fiscal fix needed for physician training
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The deans of medical schools who gathered recently at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington D.C. talked with some urgency about physician needs in their areas. "One said, 'We can't hire enough orthopedic surgeons.' Another who lives across the country said, 'We can't hire enough gastroenterologists,'" said Christiane Mitchell, director of federal affairs for the AAMC, recalling the conversations. More

Holiday gifts from patients: When do they spell trouble?
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The oil painting shows a serene ocean view with mountains on the horizon. A holiday gift from a patient, the artwork hangs in the Belmont, Mass., office of psychiatrist David Brendel, M.D., Ph.D. A note on the back reads, "Dr. Brendel, thank you for helping me to always see the long view." More

Why the fiscal cliff is a fiscal heart attack for doctors
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As the federal government continues negotiations over the fiscal cliff, this author details how threatened cuts in spending would have an adverse effect on physicians and various healthcare-related programs such as Medicare. More

Offloading effect of therapeutic footwear in patients with diabetic neuropathy at high risk for plantar foot ulceration
Diabetic Medicine via MDLinx    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Offloading in custom–made footwear is often not sufficiently achieved in high–risk diabetic feet with deformity. Highest offloading success rates were seen at known high–risk locations such as previous ulcer locations and Charcot feet, the lowest success rates in forefoot deformities. Together with the large inter–subject variability in pressure outcomes, this emphasizes the need for evidence–based prescription and evaluation procedures to assure adequate offloading. More

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