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Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Effect on Surgical Site Infections in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 30, 2015

Introduction . Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of hyperglycemia in the perioperative setting

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HbA1c and Lower Extremity Amputation Risk in Patients With Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

June 30, 2015

In this meta-analysis, we aimed to assess glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level and lower extremity amputation (LEA) risk in patients with diabetes. Systematic computerized searches of the PubMed and Web of Knowledge were performed. We compared HbA1c level between groups with LEA and without LEA by meta-analysis; we also examined the dose–response relationship between HbA1c level and LEA risk

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Midtarsal Reconstructive Arthrodesis Using a Multi-Axial Correction Fixator in Charcot Midfoot Arthropathy

June 29, 2015

Reconstructive surgeries for Charcot foot are challenging due to complicated conditions and comorbidities including poor bone quality, sensory abnormalities, poor vascularity, and immunity impairment. Although various fixation devices, including screws, plates, and external fixators, have been used in the surgical reconstruction of the Charcot midfoot, all of these devices are associated with some disadvantages.

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Jeff Seitzer: AFOs and staying fit help manage his mild symptoms

June 23, 2015

By Robyn Parets It’s hard to imagine that a 56-year-old man who swims, plays golf, works out, and even practices yoga has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). But Jeff Seitzer, who was diagnosed more than 40 years ago, has managed to keep his symptoms at bay. He believes staying fit and flexible has been the key to maintaining his active lifestyle

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Deje socios en este proyecto

June 19, 2015

Estimado Señor / ma, Tengo una oportunidad de inversión para compartir con ustedes que implica la transferencia de una gran suma de dinero. Yo trabajo para una entidad financiera en Holanda. Necesito que me ayudes en el trato con la transferencia de una gran suma de dinero ($ 13.5 millones de dólares) para su custodia en su país.

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A randomized controlled trial of custom foot orthoses for the treatment of plantar heel pain: A return to spontaneous physical activity

June 16, 2015

Up to 10 percent of people will experience heel pain. The purpose of this prospective double-blind randomized clinical trial was to compare custom foot orthoses, prefabricated foot orthoses and sham insole treatment for plantar fasciitis.

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Peripheral neuropathy and nerve dysfunction in individuals at high risk for type 2 diabetes: The PROMISE cohort

June 9, 2015

Emerging evidence suggests that peripheral neuropathy begins in the early stages of diabetes pathogenesis. Our objective was to describe the prevalence of peripheral neuropathy and nerve dysfunction according to glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome status and examine how these conditions are associated with neurological changes in individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion

June 9, 2015

First metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint fusion aims at elimination of pain resulting from end-stage arthritis and obtaining a stable, plantigrade first toe. Associated deformities are corrected and greater defects are filled with interposition autograft or allograft

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Custom Foot Orthoses for Hallux Valgus Deformity

June 6, 2015

The purpose of the present study was to compare the hallux valgus deformity pressure parameters seen in standard footwear (no orthosis) versus the pressure observed in the same footwear with the addition of 3 different length orthoses. The forefoot pressure at a hallux valgus deformity was recorded with pressure sensors placed on the plantar, medial, and dorsal surface of the first metatarsal head.

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