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  • May 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 5
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,793 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    I am occasionally asked why I write this column. The answer is simple. Writing fulfills my need to engage in an activity where if I screw up and make mistakes, there are no dire consequences and nobody gets hurt. At times, I overstate an opinion and a fellow DPM gets mad but that doesn’t count. There are aspects of my life in which it is more imperative to avoid mistakes. I’m a husband and father. I’m a doctor. I’m an instrument rated pilot. If I make mistakes in these roles, people can get hurt. I am responsible not to let mistakes occur and to pay the consequences if they do. To ma ... continue reading

    6,748 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    When treating those who suffer from athlete’s foot, you may want to consider a new lotion that combines two ingredients to offer relief. The topical lotion deFEET® uses the advanced transdermal drug delivery system of PENtoCORE, which facilitates deeper penetration of the active ingredient of tolnaftate. BioChemics, the manufacturer of the product, says deFEET relieves athlete’s foot infection and itchy, scaly, burning feet. In fact, a clinical trial at the New England Medical Center showed that deFEET cured 100 percent of patients in 10 days, according to the ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    10,896 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    Is total contact casting (TCC) too time-consuming a modality to be used in treating plantar foot ulcerations? It’s a prevailing question that has thwarted wider use of the modality. However, a new study recently presented at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) attempts to shed new light on the “time-effectiveness” of TCC. Study researchers concede there is a “relatively low use rate” of total contact casts for diabetic foot ulcers. Why? They say many do not use TCC because of the time involved in the process and frequent office visits. However, previous studies have shown th ... continue reading