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4 simple rules for productive practice meetings

November 18, 2014

Meetings are a critical way to keep communication flowing throughout your organization, but such sessions run a high risk of feeling like a chore or waste of time to attendees. But by sticking to some time-tested guidelines, meetings can be a productive and pleasant experience, Charlene Mooney, a practice consultant with Halley Consulting Group, recently told Physician’s Money Digest.

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Coaching: Breaking it down for healthcare leaders

November 18, 2014

Healthcare is experiencing a generational shift among its workforce, and younger generations have different beliefs and expectations about work than those currently retiring. Recruiting, hiring and terminations will continue to be expensive, especially for clinical and care-giving roles. This means that today’s leaders must make investments in retaining those with potential.

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What have we learned from taking care of elite athletes?

November 18, 2014

The modern era of sports medicine has on its shoulders the Sisyphean task of returning injured athletes back to play. Never before have surgeons been faced with such high patient expectations of functional recovery in conjunction with increasing demands placed on surgical procedures and rehabilitation.

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Study shows vibrating insoles could reduce falls among seniors

November 18, 2014

Vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly people, according to findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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New drug delivery system to heal diabetic foot ulcers

November 18, 2014

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers presented results at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress showing they have developed a drug delivered via a skin patch that can heal wounds and prevent those wounds from reoccurring.

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Impact of AFO design on calf circumference

November 18, 2014

Preliminary research suggests the use of a kinetic return ankle foot orthosis is associated with small but significant short-term increases in calf circumference, which in turn suggests this type of device might reduce or protect against the risk of disuse muscle atrophy.

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Dalbavancin & Oritavancin – PART 2

November 17, 2014

In my post last week I mentioned I would write a follow up to discuss my opinions on the use of these drugs for lower extremity infections.  I have not yet had the opportunity to try either so these are really “top line” thoughts taken what I know, have read or heard from others, into consideration. – These drugs are expensive and I wonder who will cover the cost.

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Operative versus non-operative treatment for closed, displaced, intra-articular fractures of the calcaneus: randomized controlled trial

November 11, 2014

The aim of this study is to investigate whether surgery by open reduction and internal fixation provides benefit compared with non-operative treatment for displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fractures.

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Ankle, knee strength generation slower with diabetic neuropathy

November 11, 2014

When walking up and down stairs, patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) are slower at generating strength at the ankle and knee compared to control participants, which may increase the risk of falls, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Regenerative medicine may offer new standard of advanced treatment for foot and leg ulcers

November 11, 2014

These are exciting times for regenerative medicine. Unlike conventional medicines, the regenerative approach can potentially work to restore the lost functionality of tissues or organs—the major reason for intensive focus on research and development in the field.

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