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  • July 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 7
    Here is a close-up view of venous stasis ulcerations. This patient is a good candidate for Promogran and should be managed with compression dressings for edema reduction.
    By Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, and Justin A. Tidwell, DPM
    7,800 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Treating chronic lower extremity ulcerations successfully depends on how well one understands the complex and dynamic interaction of multiple factors that contribute to the slow or non-healing nature of these ulcerations. Wound bed preparation, which is essential to managing difficult ulcerations, involves exudate reduction, appropriate debridement and the reduction of the wound’s bioburden. Indeed, removing the local barriers to healing will prepare the wound bed to support the activities necessary for wound healing. The process of wound bed preparation begins with the initial evaluatio... continue reading
    By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
    1,834 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The avalanche of bad news is unrelenting. The medical malpractice crisis seems to be getting worse. In addition to the 18 states already declared as “crisis” states by the American Medical Association, physicians in another 26 states are facing escalating insurance premiums as well, according to a recent article in The New England Journal Of Medicine. Combine that with dwindling reimbursement for services and even the most dedicated physician would be hard-pressed for an optimistic view. However, in the midst of all this depressing news, there is a very intriguing study that reaf... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    1,853 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    I always like to spend a few minutes getting acquainted with patients who are new to my practice. I start by reading the face sheet on the chart before entering the examination room. This tells me where the patient lives and works, and the reason for the visit. It also lets me know about the patient’s general health. A new patient came to my office a few months ago. The chart told me she was 46 years old, had come from a town about 70 miles from my clinic and had bunions. Most of the medical questions were left blank. It was obvious she didn’t like filling out forms. I don’t either so ... continue reading
    The Technology Evaluation Center of Blue Cross Blue Shield has changed its position on extracorporeal shockwave therapy, saying several studies do not show evidence of benefits.
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    4,981 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Does your insurance provider cover extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for musculoskeletal indications like plantar fasciitis? Some providers may re-examine their coverage, following a decision by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Technology Evaluation Center to reverse its recommendations on the scientific efficacy of the therapy. After evaluating several studies, the center found shock wave treatment does not meet its criteria for coverage. The recent assessment reverses a December 2001 recommendation that shockwave therapy met the criteria of improving health outcomes. The Techno... continue reading