Volume 22 - Issue 11 - November 2009

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Electrical Stimulation: Can It Help Facilitate Wound Closure?

Jonathan Rosenblum, DPM | 10562 reads | 0 comments

While there are varied modalities available to help manage stubborn wounds, this author suggests that electrical stimulation may play an adjunctive role. Accordingly, he reviews the current literature, theories and practical application of electrical stimulation in wound care.



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Mastering The Collaborative Art Of Podiatry

Camille Ryans | 2203 reads | 0 comments

   Everyone knows that part of the job description of being a podiatrist is dealing with people. Oftentimes, the first thing that comes to mind is being able to interact with patients.

   However, as members of the comprehensive healthcare team, podiatrists must be able to work effectively with their colleagues as well. While some professions only face the challenges of associating with co-workers, podiatrists are faced with a double-edged sword of pleasing the patient as well as the many individuals with whom they work.



New Products »

New Products November 2009

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Making An Early Diagnosis

   Are you looking for a way to facilitate a quick diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?

   Look no further than the Revo® 1100 Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic system, which has recently been enhanced with the VascuLink® networking and reporting software. The VascuLink software allows for physicians to diagnose peripheral arterial disease quickly, according to the manufacturer Unetixs Vascular.



Surgical Pearls »

Essential Insights On Treating Retrocalcaneal Exostosis

Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS­­ | 34949 reads | 0 comments

   The management of posterior heel pain can be a perplexing diagnostic and therapeutic problem. The differential diagnosis is extensive and even the skilled clinician can experience difficulty establishing an accurate diagnosis. Of the challenging conditions affecting the back of the heel, the retrocalcaneal exostosis may be the most onerous to treat.



Wound Care Q&A »

Essential Insights On Addressing Common Wound Dilemmas

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 8486 reads | 0 comments

   Whether it is dealing with recalcitrant wounds, choosing appropriate empiric antibiotics for infected wounds or weighing the benefits of palliative care, our expert panelists offer their perspectives on a wide range of wound care issues.

   

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When would you consider obtaining a wound culture and prescribing antibiotics? What is your empiric oral antibiotic of choice?



Diabetes Watch »

Can Nanotechnology Have An Impact For Patients With Diabetes?

Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed | 10461 reads | 2 comments

   Regardless of their specialty, clinicians will encounter patients who are affected by diabetes mellitus, infection and wound healing issues. Therefore, the emerging, evolving science of nanomedicine and how this technology could positively enhance patient outcomes would be of great interest to all physicians including DPMs.



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