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New trial of Siri-like technology aims to improve management of Type 2 diabetes

May 24, 2016

Australians with Type 2 diabetes are invited to trial a new digital health program to help them stay on top of their condition.

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The effect of active toe movement (AToM) on calf pump function and deep vein thrombosis in patients with acute foot and ankle trauma treated with cast…

May 24, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function.

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Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic…

May 19, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Muhammad Tawfiq Korim, Devendra Mahadevan, Arijit Ghosh, Jitendra Mangwani Background The aim of this systematic review was to perform a qualitative synthesis of the current literature to determine the union frequencies for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis as well as the influence of pathology, joint preparation and fixation methods on union. Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify relevant studies reporting on first metatarsophalangeal joint union frequencies.

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Patient access to medical records key to stemming inaccuracies

May 17, 2016

Unlike what happens in Vegas, what happens in a patient’s medical record — especially inaccuracies — can stay with them forever, Dhruv Khullar, a resident physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, said during a recent session at Health Datapalooza 2016 in the District of Columbia. The panelists, ranging from a government official to university members, gathered to discuss their experiences and views of patient data safety and data sharing.

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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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Lakers celebrate Vitti, retiring head AT

May 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Lakers honored retiring head athletic trainer Gary Vitti, MS, ATC, during the first quarter of the Lakers’ April 3 home game against the Boston Celtics. Vitti, who will retire from his full-time role this summer, has been with the Lakers for 32 seasons and is the longest-tenured trainer in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Non-surgical treatment of hallux valgus: a current practice survey of Australian podiatrists

May 4, 2016

Patients with hallux valgus (HV) frequently present to podiatrists for non-surgical management, with a wide range of concerns including pain, footwear difficulty and quality of life impacts.

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Effectiveness of footwear and foot orthoses for calcaneal apophysitis: A 12-month factorial randomized trial

May 3, 2016

Calcaneal apophysitis, is a relatively common cause of heel pain in children. Very few randomized studies have evaluated treatment options.

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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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Foot health education provision for people with rheumatoid arthritis–an online survey of UK podiatrists’ perceptions

April 26, 2016

Patient education supports general disease self-management and in relation to foot problems, it is recommended as a key intervention for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Further, it is known what the foo…

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