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  • October 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 10
    Guy R. Pupp, DPM, and Desiree Scholl, DPM
    11,165 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/10
    Recent data suggests that three visits to a podiatrist prior to development of an ulceration correlates with better overall outcomes with fewer hospitalizations and decreased associated healthcare costs for patients with diabetes.1 As the incidence of diabetes continues to rise among the general population, this study reinforces the value of the podiatric physician within the community and the overall realm of public health. ... continue reading

    4,901 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/10
    Can Advanced Therapies Speed Healing Of DFUs? By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor Given that diabetic foot ulcers can result in complications as devastating as amputation, timely healing of such ulcers is critical. A new study in the Archives of Dermatology cites the benefits of advanced biological therapies.    The study focused on 2,517 patients with diabetic neuropathic foot ulcers who received advanced biological therapy via Apligraf (Organogenesis), becaplermin (Regranex, Systagenix Wound Management) or Procuren (Cytomedix). ... continue reading

    8,422 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/10
    I read with concern your Point-Counterpoint article, “Laser Care For Onychomycosis: Can It Be Effective?“ in the May 2010 issue.    In the modern practice of medicine, there are two separate but mutually supporting doctrines in what is known as evidence-based medicine. The first doctrine is “to treat individual patients with acute or chronic pathologies by treatments supported in the most scientifically valid medical literature.” The second doctrine is “the systematic review of medical literature to evaluate the best studies on specific topics.”1 ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Doron Nazarian, DPM
    39,315 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/10
    The multifactorial etiology of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) can make it challenging to select the best course of treatment. Accordingly, these authors review the pathomechanics of the condition and offer essential diagnostic insights. They also discuss conservative care options, provide an algorithm for surgical procedure selection and weigh in on emerging modalities that may be beneficial. ... continue reading