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  • July 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 7
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, and Osami Kawarada, MD, FSCAI
    21,383 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/12
    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can result in a range of serious complications and death. Accurate and timely diagnosis is important for wound healing and proper preoperative workup in foot and ankle surgery. Offering insights from the latest PAD guidelines and research, these authors offer a closer look at non-invasive diagnostic methods and a brief review of medical, endovascular and surgical treatment of PAD. ... continue reading
    Nanjin J. Park, DPM, Latricia Allen, DPM, MPH, Guosheng Gu, MD, and Vickie R. Driver, DPM, MS, FACFAS
    26,466 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/12
    Given the common and chronic nature of venous stasis ulcers, these authors offer salient diagnostic insights, keys to selecting appropriate wound care dressings and a guide to choosing optimal compression modalities. They also emphasize the importance of patient education in reducing the risk of recurrence. ... continue reading
    Guy Pupp, DPM, FACFAS, and Robert Koivunen, DPM
    12,438 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/12
    The presence of biofilm can complicate the treatment of chronic wounds. Accordingly, these authors survey the literature for physiological insights on biofilm development, discuss diagnostic challenges and emphasize judicious use of antibiotics to help ensure optimal outcomes. ... continue reading
    Adam Isaac, DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, MD
    13,204 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/12
    In addition to assessing the mechanisms and impact of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in lower extremity wound care, these authors discuss the advent of fluid installation therapy in thwarting complications, recent literature on the use of the modality for closed incision sites and wounds secondary to traumatic fractures, and the potential of portable NPWT for small wounds. ... continue reading
    Patricia Kim, DPM, and John M. Giurini, DPM
    10,376 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/12
    The advent of advanced treatments has made it possible for chronic wounds to benefit from a wide range of combined modalities. With a closer look at the research and an illuminating case study, these authors examine the efficacy of wound dressings, skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other therapies. ... continue reading