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Diagnosing osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot: a pilot study to examine the sensitivity and specificity of Tc99m white blood cell-labelled single…

September 30, 2014

Diabetic foot ulceration poses a significant threat of osteomyelitis (OM) and subsequent amputation. The diagnosis of OM via imaging studies is difficult as radiographic findings do not present immediately and advanced imaging studies may be contraindicated or unavailable.

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Meet Kevin Kirby, DPM, FACFAOM and Roy Lidtke, DPM, FACFAOM – today at 9 p.m. ET

September 30, 2014

Drs. Kevin Kirby and Roy Lidtke will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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EHR replacement: What practices need to know

September 30, 2014

Adopting technology can be challenging. Healthcare organizations facing regulatory changes and market pressures may be resistant to switching to new technology, and this is understandable

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Obesity, early puberty and why we should be concerned

September 30, 2014

Reports earlier this year of a dramatic decline in childhood obesity were too good to be true. According to results of a more recent analysis, published in JAMA Pediatrics, the widely-heralded drop in the proportion of overweight young children was probably a statistical aberration

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Stabilize your ankles to prevent injury

September 30, 2014

Picture this: a constantly shifting mass weighing 45-90 kilograms is balanced on two small pillars, each less than 20 centimeters wide and about 20 centimeters tall. The pillars are made up of three parts, held together with strong fibrous bands. It is the job of this small structure to help keep the moving mass constantly in balance and upright.

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Difficult patients: It’s not them, it’s you, doctor

September 30, 2014

Jacqueline Fellows writes, “The rise of consumerism and the arrival of quality surveys for physician practices means doctors will have to pay more attention to patient relationships. Providers can be choosy, but so can patients. When I am sick, even if it is just a minor cold, I am cranky.

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18 work-life balance tips for physicians

September 30, 2014

Most physicians struggle to find balance between work and home, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. Here experts share their top tips.

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Heel striking in a cushioned shoe with a 10mm drop and he still managed to break the world marathon record!

September 30, 2014

If you have been following all the propaganda and rhetoric of recent years, then Dennis Kimetto should not have been able to run 2:02.57 to knock 26 seconds off the world marathon record a few days ago in Berlin … go figure ! I have held off for a few days from commenting here (been busy commenting on Facebook though!) waiting to see the response in social media and the blogosphere to this run.

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Allard ToeOff 2.0

September 26, 2014

Allard USA announces the ToeOff 2.0 ankle foot orthosis, with the same functionality as the original ToeOff plus new enhancements based on patient feedback. The D-Ring straps with Alligator Tabs are easily applied for right or left hand “pull” and reduce the risk of losing a strap. MicroFix high-strength hook material is preapplied for faster and easier application of SoftKit or ComfortKit.

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DynaFlange Insole

September 26, 2014

The DynaFlange insole, exclusive to The Orthotic Group and Langer Biomechanics, introduces a new method of proprioceptive stimulation to awaken the nervous system, moving it out of a stuck posture with every step. Studied at Noraxon USA, a worldwide leader in human biomechanics research and bioinformatics, the DynaFlange was found to improve center of pressure and stability throughout the gait cycle

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