Uncategorized

How to avoid foot amputation in diabetic patients?

April 26, 2016

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and National Autonomous Mexico University develop techniques to treat diabetic foot syndrome with special insoles with silver nano-particles.

Read the full article →

Patient attitudes to diabetic foot ulcers have ‘significant effect’ on survival

April 26, 2016

New research by health psychologists has shown that the beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival. The study was led by researchers at The University of Nottingham.

Read the full article →

Emerging insights on the trephine arthrodesis

April 26, 2016

Trephine arthrodesis in foot surgery is nothing new but for some reason, foot surgeons rarely consider it. Surgeons can utilize trephine arthrodesis for many of the joints in the foot, including but not limited to the subtalar joint, tarsometatarsal joints, intercuneiform joints and the naviculocuneiform joint. In my experience, arthrodesis of the second and third tarsometatarsal joints is the primary procedure for which I will choose a trephine arthrodesis technique.

Read the full article →

Can the combination of serial irrigation and debridement with antibiotic beads have an impact for severe DFIs?

April 26, 2016

There were over 65,000 hospital admissions for amputation in patients with diabetes across the U.S. in 2009.

Read the full article →

Diabetes may shorten healthy years of life

April 26, 2016

Men and women with diabetes generally have shorter life expectancy and fewer years without disability than people without diabetes, according to a new study from Australia. “Most individuals with diabetes are familiar with the classical complications affecting eyes, kidneys, feet and cardiovascular system, but this study highlights another impact, especially about the number of disability free years which were lost,” said senior author Dianna J.

Read the full article →

Heel or toe? Running science backs off minimalist shoe

April 26, 2016

AJ Sobrilsky remembers working in a running store in 2009, the year the New York Times bestseller “Born to Run” was published.

Read the full article →

4 considerations for patient experience surveys

April 26, 2016

In the next four to five years, physician practices of all sizes will likely be required to survey patients, so they should get ready now, reports Medscape.

Read the full article →

Understanding what drives the patient experience

April 26, 2016

In the rush of daily practice, it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference. Frequent communication and a brief explanation lessen the feeling of uncertainty and help create some predictability.

Read the full article →

ACFAOM 2016: Free member registration expires June 1st

April 26, 2016

Registration is FREE for ACFAOM members until June 1. Non-member registration is also very reasonable, and will increase on June 1 as well

Read the full article →

Meet the Masters’ Open Mic Night — Today at 9 PM ET

April 26, 2016

Tune into today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with Barry Block, DPM, JD, editor of Podiatry Management Magazine and Podiatry Management News , and host and former ACFAOM president, Bret Ribotsky, DPM, FACFAOM, for Meet the Masters’ open mic show.

Read the full article →