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The incidence of lower-extremity amputation and bone resection in diabetic foot ulcer patients treated with a human fibroblast-derived dermal…

December 16, 2014

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are frequently recalcitrant and at risk for infection, which may lead to lower-extremity amputation or bone resection. Reporting the incidence of amputations/bone resections may shed light on the relationship of ulcer healing to serious complications. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of amputations/bone resections in a randomized controlled trial comparing human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute plus conventional care with conventional care alone for the treatment of DFUs.

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Attention ACFAOM members ONLY

December 16, 2014

The very early registration deadline for the 2015 ACFAOM Annual Clinical Conference (to be held on July 22 in Orlando, Florida, the day before APMA’s ‘The National,’ and FREE to all Fellows, Associates, and Members) is in a few days.

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Exercise in individuals with diabetic neuropathy

December 16, 2014

Patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy can benefit from participation in mild to moderate aerobic, resistance, and balance activities. But they must take precautions to ensure exercise is safe as well as effective, particularly with regard to the risk of foot ulceration.

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Chronic foot, ankle pain can lead to neuroticism

December 16, 2014

Are your feet and ankles driving you crazy? As in, literally crazy? They may well be if they’re chronically painful, suggests research published in Foot & Ankle International

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Antifungal formulation improves penetration through nail plate

December 16, 2014

A new formulation of topical efinaconazole allows the antifungal to penetrate through the nail plate much better than do existing treatments for onychomycosis, according to a report in the December issue of Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Poor nail penetration and diffusion through the thick, keratin-rich, lipid-containing barrier of the nail is the main factor limiting the effectiveness of current antifungals.

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Onychomycosis remains a major clinical challenge

December 16, 2014

Despite the ongoing development of new treatments, onychomycosis is still an extremely recalcitrant disease with high rates of relapse and reinfection, and the associated physical and cosmetic implications can negatively affect patients’ quality of life and self esteem.

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ONC data shows money is a major motivator for EHR adoption

December 16, 2014

According to a data brief released recently by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, financial incentives and potential penalties are key motivators for physicians adopting electronic health records since 2009.

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Benefits of payment reform yet to be seen, research suggests

December 16, 2014

Despite the Affordable Care Act’s creation of accountable care organizations and its push toward value-based medicine, some of the nation’s highest-paid doctors still work largely under a fee-for-service model, according to an article from U.S. News & World Report. What’s more, research by the UCLA Department of Urology and the Veterans’ Health Administration suggests that providers who earn the most do so not by treating more patients, but by providing more services to individuals.

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Innovation, Translation, and Cooperation

December 16, 2014

The 9th Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and Regeneration Annual Meeting of Chinese Tissue Repair Society was hold in Wuhan, China. This meeting was focused on the innovation, translation application, and cooperation in wound care both in China and other countries.

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