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Conservative Surgery of Diabetic Forefoot Osteomyelitis: How Can I Operate on This Patient Without Amputation?

September 25, 2014

Surgery is necessary in many cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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How to Close a Limb Fasciotomy Wound: An Overview of Current Techniques

September 25, 2014

Early fasciotomy is the gold standard of prevention and treatment of compartment syndrome; however, the resulting wounds may significantly increase morbidity. To address the challenge of timely and safe closure of fasciotomy wounds, numerous methods have been described. A thorough search of medical databases PubMed/MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, SCOPUS, EMBASE, and Google Scholar was conducted for articles published between 1976 and 2013 using the search terms “limb fasciotomy wound closure,” “open wound management,” “skin stretching,” and “fasciotomy complications.” A total of 49 articles on technique descriptions, case reports of 2 or more patients, and of complications and comparative studies regarding limb fasciotomy wound closure were included.

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Saving the Limb in Diabetic Patients With Ischemic Foot Lesions Complicated by Acute Infection

September 25, 2014

Ischemia and infection are the most important factors affecting the prognosis of foot ulcerations in diabetic patients. To improve the outcome of these patients, it is necessary to aggressively treat 2 important pathologies—namely, occlusive arterial disease affecting the tibial and femoral arteries and infection of the ischemic diabetic foot. Each of these 2 conditions may lead to major limb amputation, and the presence of both critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute deep infection is a major risk factor for lower-extremity amputation.

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Wound Documentation by Using 3G Mobile as Acquisition Terminal: An Appropriate Proposal for Community Wound Care

September 25, 2014

The increasing numbers of cases of wound disease are now posing a big challenge in China.

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Running shoe mass: Can feet tell any difference?

September 9, 2014

Research suggests that when trying on athletic shoes in a retail store, an individual’s perceptions of shoe mass primarily come from handling the shoes and less (if at all) from test-wearing them.

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Early focus on gross motor skills may benefit children with autism

August 29, 2014

This child, aged nearly 4 years, was diagnosed with microcephaly, autism spectrum disorder, and hypotonia.

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A Large-scale Study on Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Chronic Ankle Instability in Young Adults

August 16, 2014

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Self-Reported Quality of Life and Diabetic Foot Infections

August 13, 2014

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