Podiatry Today

New Antibiotics – Tedizolid

October 23, 2014

As I mentioned in my previous post, this has been a pretty exciting time in the area of lower extremity infectious diseases. Not only do we have 2 new drugs for onychomycosis (to be covered in future posts) but we also have 3 new FDA approved antibiotics for the treatment of, in FDA Speak; “acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections” (aBSSSI).  These drugs are tedizolid, dalbavancin and oritavancin.  Of these, the one that I am most interested in, at least at this moment, is tedizolid.

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When To Say When On Post-Op Follow-Up

October 23, 2014

I have a patient who recently moved to my area from out of state. He has diabetes and his primary care doctor referred him to me for diabetic foot care. He told me he had already seen a local foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon and he needs to have a triple arthrodesis for his flatfoot condition.

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Are You Taking Advantage Of Footwear Discount Programs For Podiatrists?

October 22, 2014

Many practitioners are not aware of the generous footwear discounts available to podiatrists.

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Are We Making Progress In Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

October 17, 2014

Acknowledging the high failure rate in healing diabetic foot ulcers and preventing lower extremity amputations, a recent study in Advances in Therapy acknowledges an “urgent need for new treatment strategies.” 1 Are we meeting that need or has our progress halted?

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Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: Can You Identify This Tumor?

October 16, 2014

Can you identify the tumor shown in the photo on the left?

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Challenging A Myth About The Cause Of Hallux Rigidus

October 14, 2014

Last month, Podiatry Today featured an excellent article written by Boyd Andrews, DPM, and Lawrence Fallat, DPM, focusing on surgical correction of metatarsus primus elevatus and hallux rigidus.

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Do We Still Need Distal Procedures For First Metatarsocuneiform Arthrodesis?

October 9, 2014

The adage “old habits die hard” applies to surgery as equally as it does to life in general. During our training, we learn concepts that we often follow through our professional careers.

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What Is The Standard Of Care?

October 8, 2014

The term “standard of care” has various definitions from state to state and from region to region.

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How To Get Patients With Diabetes To Listen And Adhere To Treatment Protocols

October 7, 2014

Treating ulcers in patients with diabetes can be both rewarding and frustrating at times.

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Are Flip-Flops Really That Bad For Your Feet?

October 3, 2014

I was sitting at a nice table in the Pub Med, on the east edge of Academiaville, chatting with a professor buddy of mine named Google Scholar. He likes to be just called “Googie.” Seems like that rogue is in every little academic nook and cranny, but I love him.

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