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Factors Affecting Mortality After Major Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation

June 23, 2016

Our aim was to evaluate the factors affecting the mortality of patients who underwent nontraumatic major lower limb amputation due to ischemic and/or diabetic causes. A total of 100 patients were included in the study. Among these patients, 70 (70%) underwent below-knee amputation, whereas 30 (30%) underwent above-knee amputation

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Variation and Trends in Lower Extremity Amputation Rates in Los Angeles County Hospitals 2000-2010

June 22, 2016

Lower extremity amputation (LEA) is a preventable complication of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Hospital-related factors associated with higher LEA are low hospital LEA revascularization volume, rural setting, and nonteaching status. In this study, we describe LEA rates in health care systems and hospitals in Los Angeles County from 2000 to 2010

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Sizeless, lightweight, lace-free shoes may be the future of footwear

June 21, 2016

Footwear has changed significantly in the past decade, but it feels like there’s no fundamental difference. Sure, we got better technology, more flexible and sturdier shoes, we got air and all those cool things, but it’s still pretty much the same thing, with the same basic design

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Local flaps for wounds: Rules of rotation and advancement

June 21, 2016

Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can pose a challenge to surgeons involved with these high-risk patient populations.

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What to do when there is a dog in your waiting room

June 21, 2016

People love their dogs and they love taking them places with them — everywhere it seems, including the doctor’s office. In some cases, the dogs (and other animals) may belong to patients with physical or emotional disabilities who rely on service or therapy animals to help them, according to a Medscape report, that detailed some of the do’s and don’ts in dealing with patients’ animals.

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9 ways to increase patient engagement at your practice

June 21, 2016

Patient engagement isn’t easy, especially when so much of doctors’ time is taken up inputting patient information into the EHR.

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In-shoe plantar pressure distribution and lower extremity muscle activity patterns of backward compared to forward running on a treadmill

June 21, 2016

OBJECTIVE: Backward locomotion in humans occurs during leisure, rehabilitation, and competitive sports.

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You Still Have Time to Attend ACFAOM 2016 — Starting Friday

June 21, 2016

Time’s running out—but you can still register on-site for either one day or all three days of ACFAOM’s 2016 Annual Clinical Conference , June 24-26, in Savannah, GA.

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Meet World Educators from FIP 2016 World Congress — today at 9 PM ET

June 21, 2016

Listen in on this special episode of Meet the Masters, captured live at the World Congress of Podiatry’s meeting in Montreal. Join today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Bret Ribotsky, DPM, FACFAOM, and guests, Vincent J. Hetherington, DPM, FACFAOM, and Fatima Cassim.

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The current health of podiatric medicine

June 21, 2016

Save for the daily interactions that podiatric physicians have with their patients involving treatments and outcomes, podiatric medicine looks very little like it did a generation ago. Sweeping changes in patient insurance and reimbursement models, influenced most notably by the Affordable Care Act, have forced practitioners to confront new realities inconceivable in the past

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