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Anemia in Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and Outcome

July 20, 2016

The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) patients with anemia and assess the relationship between anemia and DFU outcome. A retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients with DFU who attended our hospital from May 2007 to September 2014. All of the variables in the DFU patients with and without anemia were compared.

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Multiple Neuromas Cause Painful "Jumping Stump" in a Transfemoral Amputee: A Case Report

July 20, 2016

Painful “jumping stump” is an uncommon but very disturbing complication postamputation.

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Clinical Efficacy Test of Polyester Containing Herbal Extract Dressings in Burn Wound Healing

July 20, 2016

Technological advancement has assisted in developing various availabilities of wound products that help in not only in healing and preventing infection but also in providing patients’ comfort and pain reduction during application. However, most of advanced wound healing products in Thailand were imported at high costs to patients. Nowadays, there are increased numbers of local researches of herbs that could provide healing environment for successful wound care

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Running Economy and Foot Strike Pattern

July 19, 2016

When I first caught the title of this ‘study’ my initial reaction was add it to the massive pile of backlogged articles that I need to comment on! I have litigated the running economy and foot strike and shoe type enough times: here,  here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here). However, this ‘study’ was different as it […]

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Preparing for retirement: What you should know

July 19, 2016

Retirement may seem far off but there are steps podiatric physicians can take today to help ensure a comfortable living after practice.

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Treatment of distal toe calluses and ulcerations

July 19, 2016

When calluses or ulcers develop on the distal aspect of the lesser toes, offloading pressure from the distal end of the digit is essential for healing to occur. Research suggests that toe crest pads offer an inexpensive but effective means of offloading and healing these distal wounds.

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Special footwear may not improve knee arthritis

July 19, 2016

Shoes with modified midsoles designed to relieve pressure on the knee joint don’t improve pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis any more than a new pair of regular walking shoes, according to an Australian study. Knee osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the knee joint, may affect up to a quarter of women and 15 percent of men over age 60, the researchers write in Annals of Internal Medicine .

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Investing in the future: Positive workplace culture in healthcare

July 19, 2016

The healthcare workplace environment has a deep impact on staff experience, including satisfaction, productivity and institutional loyalty.

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True impact of global diabetes epidemic is vastly underestimated

July 19, 2016

There may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought, a landmark paper now outlines. The prevalence of global diabetes has been seriously underestimated by at least 25 percent, the paper suggests.

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What is the price of physician stress and burnout?

July 19, 2016

Becoming a physician is a not just a career choice, it is “a calling” and a lifelong commitment. Making life and death decisions, keeping patients and families satisfied and maintaining the highest professional standards can absolutely take its toll. Simply earning ones medical degree speaks of years of self-sacrifice and delayed gratification — life, put on-hold for academic and professional achievement

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