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What You Should Know About Quality Reporting And Data Registries For 2015

July 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 8 – August 2015 Author(s):  Jeffrey D.

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What The Evidence Reveals About Wound Cultures

July 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 8 – August 2015 Author(s):  Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Daniel Black, DPM Should you use deep tissue cultures or swab cultures in your evaluation of wounds?

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HBOT: What The Studies Show

July 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 8 – August 2015 Author(s):  David Swain, DPM, CWSP In a thorough review of the literature on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the lower extremity, this author offers a closer look at the research on HBOT for diabetic foot ulcers as well as a variety of other conditions ranging from refractory osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection to crush injuries and compromised grafts and flaps. Section:  Feature

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Essential Keys To Preventing Malpractice Lawsuits

June 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Lawrence M. Karam, PC Improper documentation, sloppy record keeping or bad communication with patients can trigger a malpractice lawsuit. Accordingly, this attorney presents pointers on ensuring due diligence and keeping yourself out of the courtroom

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Ultrasonic Debridement For Wounds: Where Are We Now?

June 22, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Ashley Bruno, DPM, Brian Schmidt, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS Whether it is the eradication of biofilm or treating wounds in locations not conducive to sharp debridement, ultrasonic debridement can be a key tool for promoting improved wound healing. These authors discuss their experience with this modality and the evolution of the technology. Section:  Feature Topics:  Wound Debridement

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9 scheduling techniques to improve patient work flow

June 9, 2015

Consultant Judy Capko provides nine ways to effectively meet your practice’s scheduling demands. Today, there are tools to help practices better understand specific scheduling and patient-flow problems.

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Assessing And Treating The Subtle Cavus Foot Deformity

May 27, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 6 – June 2015 Author(s):  H. John Visser, DPM, FACFAS, Asiya Ansari, DPM, and Sarah Thompson, DPM Given the various conditions associated with the subtle cavus foot, it is important to be able to recognize the deformity in order to prevent related symptom recurrence and potential failure of surgical procedures. Accordingly, these authors present a guide to evaluation as well as conservative and surgical treatment options.

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4 ways to handle cyber conflict and negative reviews

May 12, 2015

Anonymous, electronic remarks can be hurtful to your pride and medical practice. Here are four ways to handle potentially detrimental online reviews.

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What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Lesion?

April 28, 2015

What is your diagnosis of the lesion on the left? Hundreds of thousands of new cases are diagnosed yearly in the United States.

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Current Insights On Treating Freiberg’s Avascular Necrosis Of The Second Metatarsal Head

April 22, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 5 – May 2015 Author(s):  Bob Baravarian, DPM Avascular necrosis of the second metatarsal head can be a very difficult and troubling issue.

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