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  • December 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 12
    One study noted that Kaposi’s sarcoma, as one can see here, is common in patients with advanced HIV infection.
    Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
    13,266 reads | 2 comments | 12/02/09
    Reportedly 20 percent of people with HIV are unaware of the infection. Podiatrists may play a key role in recognizing the cutaneous manifestations of HIV and AIDS in the lower extremity and facilitating appropriate referrals. Accordingly, this author reviews various dermatological side effects and presents salient treatment options. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    3,667 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
       Shoe battles occur daily in my practice. Many of my patients want to wear certain types of shoes they feel are necessary to have the “style” to promote themselves in their workplace, to look attractive and also to feel good about themselves.    In many cases, these shoes that are an integral part of the fashion accessories that allow individuals to achieve a certain appearance are also the main cause of the foot pathologies that have brought these people to my office. ... continue reading

    3,473 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Pain-Free Dressing Removal    Removing wound dressings may cause discomfort for the patient, not to mention possible trauma to the wound.    However, the Silvercel Non-Adherent antimicrobial dressing features a non-adherent layer that enables the dressing to control infection and minimize trauma with dressing changes, according to the product’s manufacturer Systagenix Wound Management. ... continue reading
    Andrew Rice, DPM, FACFAS
    34,303 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
       It is vital to have a network of multidisciplinary specialists to whom one can refer patients. While appropriate referrals are key to ensuring optimal outcomes, the DPM should take the lead in facilitating the best treatment choices for patient care. ... continue reading
    Henry J. Carson, MD, and Eugene Nassif, DPM
    17,505 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
       While research has shown that onychomycosis is more common in patients with diabetes, we need to be cognizant of different etiologies and perhaps reexamine those when an initial treatment course fails to get results.1    A 36-year-old woman presented with a six-month history of a discolored toenail of the right great toe.    She was a moderately overweight Caucasian woman with a 20-year history of juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus. She had poor to moderate control of her disease. ... continue reading
    Marie Keplinger, DPM, and John S. Steinberg, DPM
    10,627 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
       Diabetic foot ulcerations are a significant public health concern and cause an increasingly heavy demand on our healthcare systems. Diabetic foot infections cause more than 300,000 admissions to hospitals each year, leading to approximately 92,000 amputations.1 The resulting wounds require intensive local wound care and are slow to heal, resulting in prolonged disability and hospitalization. ... continue reading

    8,982 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Is Barefoot Running Beneficial Or Detrimental? By Lauren Grant, Assistant Editor    With the emergence of new research and more footwear that simulates barefoot running, the debate seems to be intensifying in the podiatry community about the merits of barefoot running. ... continue reading
    Anthony Poggio, DPM
    6,077 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Given the challenges of ensuring sound profitability for your practice in a difficult economic climate, this author reviews key principles to ensure proper billing and reimbursement, and how to minimize expenses. He also discusses key considerations when debating whether to offer additional services or purchase new diagnostic equipment.    There are two components for the financial success of a practice: maximizing income and minimizing expenses. Being able to achieve both of these components is essential, especially in these difficult economic times. ... continue reading
    Allan Grossman, DPM, FACFAS, Ann Nakai, DPM, and Jason Sweeley, DPM
    32,357 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Lateral column pain has a variety of possible etiologies ranging from peroneal tendon disorders and cuboid syndrome to skewfoot and postoperative symptoms after plantar fascia release. Accordingly, these authors survey the literature and offer pertinent pearls on diagnosing and treating this condition. ... continue reading
    Peter Walimire, DPM, Joshua Daly, DPM, MBA, and Joseph A. Conte, DPM
    19,429 reads | 0 comments | 11/23/09
    Given the common nature of lateral ankle sprains and the development of chronic ankle instability in some of these patients, these authors offer key diagnostic tips, share their thoughts on conservative modalities and review the literature on surgical options. ... continue reading