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Independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes mellitus among women and men: A population-based, BMI-matched cohort study

October 21, 2014

Evidence on the potential independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes is limited to a single study of men with a high cardiovascular risk profile.

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Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business

October 14, 2014

Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization

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Do Diabetic Foot Infections With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Differ From Those With Other Pathogens?

October 6, 2014

There is controversy as to whether or not diabetic foot infections (DFIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are associated with worse outcomes than DFIs caused by other pathogens. To address this issue we performed a nonsystematic literature search of published articles in English language journals seeking studies reporting on the outcomes of DFIs related to their microbiology. We retrieved 48 articles published from 1999 to 2013 that described a total of 7771 cases of DFI

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Supramalleolar Osteotomy and Ankle Arthrodiastasis for Juvenile Posttraumatic Ankle Arthritis

October 1, 2014

Numerous techniques have been described for posttraumatic ankle arthritis with or without an associated lower extremity deformity in the adult population. These surgical procedures may include, but are not limited to, ankle exostectomy with joint resurfacing, ankle arthrodiastasis, ankle arthroplasty, and ankle arthrodesis

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Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

October 1, 2014

Open fractures of the lower extremity cover a wide gamut of injuries ranging from the mangled, pulseless leg necessitating amputation to the more innocuous pinhole open wounds associated with simple fracture patterns. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate care can make a dramatic difference in decreasing complication rates and improving ultimate outcomes. Principles of management of open fractures have been created with the main goal of decreasing infection rates, while providing for stabilization of the bone and soft tissue injury.

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Midfoot Crush Injuries

October 1, 2014

Treatment of midfoot injuries is surgical or nonsurgical, depending on the injury, the location, and the extent of the injury. Minor injuries usually heal with casting or bracing, whereas more unstable injuries typically need surgery for stability. Whether the injury is in a weight-bearing portion of the foot is also a consideration for surgery.

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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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LunaPur M Material

September 26, 2014

nora systems offers LunaPur M, a transparent and flexible material made of pure EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate). LunaPur M is an elastic material used in orthopedic shoe engineering and general orthopedics when a particularly flexible material is required for stabilizing purposes

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Modular Ring Lock

September 26, 2014

Becker Orthopedic offers the new Modular Ring Lock Knee Joint, model 1402-B. Like the traditional Modified Ring Lock, the new model has no protrusions in the flexed position

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Rightstride D30 Insoles

September 26, 2014

D30 comfort insoles from Rightstride Orthotics feature smart-material technology based on a rate-sensitive dilatant fluid, in which viscosity increases with the rate of shear strain, so the choice of an orthotic material is no longer limited to soft or hard. The D3O is designed to absorb all the impact placed on it, dynamically adjusting its Shore value to accommodate the shifting weight of the patient.

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