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Many who consider their feet normal have abnormalities, loss of sensation

August 12, 2014

Self-reported information about foot health from patients with type 2 diabetes, particularly those with peripheral neuropathy, is not reliable, according to research from the University of Western Australia in Perth. In a community-based cohort of 358 patients with type 2 diabetes, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed for the Fremantle Diabetes Study Phase II said they considered their feet to be normal

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Exploring New Horizons In Orthotics Research

July 24, 2014

These expert panelists expound on maximalist footwear and orthoses for combat boots for soldiers. They also discuss whether orthotics can reduce negative work and under what circumstances runners should be allowed to wear orthoses in competition

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Diagnosing And Treating A Scaling Interdigital Rash

July 24, 2014

A 39-year-old female presented to my office with the chief complaint of a rash between her big toe and second toe for a six-month duration. She described the itch as severe at times

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Can Ultrasound Debridement Facilitate Biofilm Removal From Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

July 23, 2014

A patient with diabetes mellitus has a 15 to 25 percent chance of developing a diabetic foot ulcer during his or her lifetime. 1 Once the patient with diabetes develops an ulcer, there is an even higher rate of ulcer recurrence at 50 to 70 percent over five years

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August 2014

July 23, 2014

As the federal government cracks down on nosocomial infections and injuries, one-quarter of the hospitals in the United States will reportedly lose some of their Medicare funding.

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Understanding The Nuances Of Negotiating Physician Contracts

July 23, 2014

Whether you are starting out in a podiatry practice, haggling over a managed care contract or selling a practice you’ve had for years, there are many factors that go into being a savvy negotiator. Accordingly, this author focuses on strategies that address both the economic and emotional issues that play a part in negotiating physician contracts. read more

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Keys To Treating Venous Leg Ulcerations

July 23, 2014

Venous leg ulcers are a severe outcome of chronic venous insufficiency, making it crucial to have an appropriate treatment plan.

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A special thanks to the advertisers

July 23, 2014

A special thanks to the advertisers who supported our 5th Year Anniversary issue. Look for the LER seal on their ads in July.

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Pluses and minuses of additive and subtractive approaches

July 22, 2014

Options in subtractive milling materials still outnumber those for additive machines.

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pHast Legs for DOMS

July 22, 2014

Rocktape’s new pHast Legs  is a new product designed to keep an athlete’s pH levels in balance, reducing the incidence and severity of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and recovery time.

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