Volume 26 - Issue 8 - August 2013

Feature »

A Closer Look At Topical Therapies In Wound Care

John Giurini, DPM, FACFAS, and Allyson Berglund, DPM | 9862 reads | 0 comments

Given the increasing numbers of diabetic wounds among the populace and the complex environment of wounds, it is crucial to have a grasp of effective topical treatment options that can facilitate healing. These authors discuss factors that affect wound healing as well as treatment options ranging from hydrogel dressings and calcium alginate to split thickness skin grafts, foams and biologics.



Feature »

Osteomyelitis And Heel Ulcers: What You Should Know

Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS | 9921 reads | 0 comments

Mindful of the limb-threatening consequences that can arise if one does not properly diagnose and treat calcaneal osteomyelitis, this author examines the most effective modalities for diagnosing the bone infection, as well as non-invasive and surgical treatments.



News and Trends »

August 2013

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Changes in Medicaid reimbursement in Arizona have led to adverse consequences for patients with diabetes, according to an abstract recently presented at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting.



Diabetes Watch »

Adapting To New Paradigm Shifts In Treating Patients With Diabetes And Peripheral Vascular Disease

Guy R. Pupp, DPM, FACFAS | 4571 reads | 0 comments

The past few years have produced a plethora of studies, publications and lectures on the combination of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, and their impact upon the lower extremities. One recent study looking at over 600 patients with diabetic foot ulcers and severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who did not have revascularization found that one-third of patients died unhealed.1



Orthotics Q&A »

Pearls On Getting Orthotic Prescriptions Right For Patients

Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed | 6220 reads | 0 comments

Our expert panelists discuss the importance of biomechanics in their practices and expound on how to properly apply biomechanic principles with orthotics as well as how to remake devices when patients complain that the orthoses are not right for them.



Dermatology Diagnosis »

Diagnosing And Treating A Pigmented Lesion On The Hallux

Naohiro Shibuya, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 5041 reads | 0 comments

A 66-year old Caucasian male with a history of controlled diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, psoriasis, obstructive sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder received a referral by dermatology to our surgery department. The referral was for surgical treatment of a suspicious lesion in the left hallux.