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Don’t Let Complacency And A Fear Of Change Affect Your Practice

January 27, 2015

Are you familiar with the age-old tale of the frog and the pot of boiling water?  According to the story, if you place a frog directly into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out. Well, wouldn’t you ? However, if you put that frog in a pot of tepid water and gradually increase the heat while the frog is enjoying his soak, he will not notice the continual rise in temperature, become groggy to the point that he is unable to jump out and before he could say, “rbbbbt, plantar warts”… frog legs are on the menu

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Why Are We So Afraid Of Local Anesthetics With Epinephrine?

January 21, 2015

Imagine if you could transport Socrates, Aristotle, Jobs, Einstein, Feynman, Hawking and Halstead, just to mention a few, through time to the present and combine their wisdom and knowledge into a congealed supergenius. Put this new “machine” into present day context and boy oh boy, do we have a toy — digitally speaking of course in the form of the new Bari Tass 2015 version 2.1 Mega Cortex. This interactive hybrid computer is secreted away in the high Himalayas and has extremely limited access.

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Meet Bryan Kagan, DPM – today at 9 p.m. ET

January 20, 2015

Forensic podiatrist, Bryan B. Kagan, DPM, will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m.

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Meet Leon Kircik, MD and Anthony Polito, DPM – today at 9 p.m. ET

January 13, 2015

Drs. Leon Kircik and Anthony Polito will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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Spreading Positive Memes To Improve Post-Op Outcomes

December 31, 2014

“Is it going to hurt?” I asked while semi-distracted by the glint of the needle illuminated by the fluorescent lights of the sterile room. The drop of the mixture formed a visible meniscus at the interface of the sharp bevel

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When Vitamin And Nutritional Deficiencies Cause Skin And Nail Changes

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Kristine Hoffman, DPM If patients are not getting enough micronutrients or macronutrients, dermatologic conditions can arise in the skin and nails. Accordingly, this author offers salient insights on cutaneous manifestations of various vitamin and nutritional deficiencies

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Point-Counterpoint: Osteomyelitis: Can It Be Treated With Antibiotic Therapy Alone?

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  James McGuire, DPM, PT, CPed, FAPWHc, and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS Yes

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Treating Overuse Injuries In Adolescent Athletes

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Eric Feit, DPM, FACFAS, Alona Kashanian, DPM, and Jonah Feit With the increasing participation of children in sports, clinicians are seeing more overuse injuries in this population. Using data from their experience, these authors review the treatment of overuse injuries such as Sever’s disease, navicular epiphysitis and secondary injuries with a focus on growth plate development. Section:  Feature Topics:  Sports Medicine

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A Closer Look At HBOT For Foot And Ankle Indications

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunct treatment for foot and ankle wounds. Our panelists discuss the indications for HBOT, their personal experience with the treatment and keys to patient education on the modality. Q: What are your main indications for HBOT in the foot and ankle?

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What Does Informed Consent Really Entail?

December 30, 2014

Healthcare providers typically obtain informed consent from patients in order for them to receive therapy or participate in research. The American Medical Association, in its ethical principles, notes that informed consent forms that serve mainly to satisfy all legal requirements (e.g

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