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Early and Thorough Wound Debridement Is Crucial for Treatment of Patients With Thermal Burns and para-Chloronitrobenzene Poisoning

May 26, 2016

para -Chloronitrobenzene ( p -CNB) is one of the important chemicals with high liposolubility and oxidizing properties. Heated p -CNB liquid can cause thermal injury by absorption over skin and wound and even methemoglobinemia by conversion of hemoglobin into methemoglobin. Severe methemoglobinemia is a life-threatening condition that demands immediate treatment

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Don’t flop on foot support this summer

May 24, 2016

If you’re getting ready to show off your toes in summer sandals, make sure those shoes aren’t a flop in terms of the support they provide, says an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Investigating biomechanical function of toes through external manipulation integrating analysis

May 24, 2016

This study was aimed to investigate the function of toes while running through comparing bound toes by external- manipulation with natural separate toes by evaluating kinematics and plantar pressure analysis.

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Adaptation of lower limb movement patterns when maintaining performance in the presence of muscle fatigue

May 17, 2016

Adaptations in lower limb movement patterns were examined when performance was maintained during a fatiguing repetitive loading task. Forty recreationally active male and female participants performed single-leg hopping to volitional exhaustion at 2.2Hz to a submaximal height.

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Can autologous fat grafting help address fat pad atrophy in patients with diabetes?

May 10, 2016

The feet support the entire body and are subject to repetitive mechanical trauma throughout a lifetime, thereby propagating the atrophy of the plantar fat pad.

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When patients present with posterior ankle impingement

May 10, 2016

Posterior ankle impingement can be a result of a number of entities including soft tissue impingement, a prominent bony process or unfused ossicles. Patients typically relate pain with forced or repeated plantarfleixon at the ankle, which can cause acute and chronic impingement/synovitis or bony contusions as well as restricted motion in the ankle or subtalar joint

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Fibular Nailing Seems an Effective Strategy to Decrease Treatment Crude Costs for AO-Type 44B Ankle Fractures in Elderly Patients

May 1, 2016

In the article, “Health Care Usage and Related Costs in Fibular Plating for AO Type 44-B Ankle Fractures in a Belgian University Hospital: An Exploratory Analysis,” which appears in this issue (1), we show that the costs for the operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures (AO type 44-B) strongly correlate with the length of stay (LOS) of the patient. In turn, the LOS itself is influenced not only by easily objectifiable variables such as treatment type and patient age but also by more difficult to measure parameters such as the level of process standardization and individual preferences of the surgeon, the patients, and their families.

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Reducing Shear Pressure To Facilitate Healing Of A Dorsal Foot Wound

April 28, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Lakshmi K. Shankhdhar, MD, PGDND, DMRE, MAMS, FICN, FHMI (Boston), Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, MD, Dip Diab, FICN, FAPWCA, Uma Shankhdhar, MBBS, DND, DDM, and Smita Shankhdhar, MBBS, MUPMA, MICN These authors address the impact of shear forces in the treatment of a dorsal ulcer initially caused by a toe ring worn by a 61-year-old patient. Section:  Online Exclusive

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Key Insights On Selecting Lasers For Your Practice

April 28, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Kerry Zang, DPM, FACFAS Taking a critical look at manufacturer claims, this author provides keys to differentiating between heating and non-heating lasers. As a practitioner, I am constantly being bombarded by ads, sales representatives and articles stating how great laser therapy is, and that lasers can treat almost every condition in the world

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How To Handle The Difficult Patient

April 22, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Jarrod Shapiro, DPM While it may be tempting to write off certain patients as “difficult,” the truth is more complicated as such patients may have psychosocial reasons for their behavior. This author details the physician’s role with challenging patients, how to make patient encounters positive and how to de-escalate the situation when patients get hostile.   Section:  Feature

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