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  • August 2004 | Volume 17 - Issue 8
    By John McCord, DPM
    3,933 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    I enjoyed finally being able to see patients in my third year of podiatry school. The college clinic was clogged with students in white coats and a few patients. Most students were considered fortunate if they cared for one patient on a typical clinic day. I always dragged neighbors from my East Cleveland apartment complex where I worked as a night maintenance man. While I fixed their appliances and unclogged their plumbing, I always inquired about any foot problems. I usually saw at least five patients every clinic day. Since I developed my rapport with these patients as neighbors, they add... continue reading
    According to one ongoing study, which was recently presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, one-half of the parents of obese boys rated their children’s weight as “about right.”
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    3,978 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    With the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children, are parents and children getting the message that being overweight can lead to the disease? Several new studies suggest otherwise, finding rising health problems in obese children and concluding that childhood obesity can go unnoticed by both parents and children. Although Eric Espensen, DPM, has not seen an increased number of children who have type 2 diabetes, he notes that Minh Mach, MD, an endocrinologist colleague, has seen such an increase and lectures on the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth. Dr. Espensen urges p... continue reading
    By Thomas Zgonis, DPM, and Gary Peter Jolly, DPM
    9,684 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Diabetes mellitus is said to be a disorder of glucose metabolism, but it can be so much more for those individuals who have the disease and the families with whom they share their lives. The sequelae of diabetes involve vascular changes in the large and small vessels, and produce disorders of the retina, the kidneys and the coronary arteries, not to mention the peripheral vascular tree. While serum glucose management is critical, it is only one part of the total picture in managing patients with diabetes. In order to adequately protect the patient from the ravages of diabetes, a well-integrat... continue reading
    Here is a gross view of a bisected femoral bone involved by Ewing’s sarcoma. Note the periosteal re-duplication that corresponds with the “onion skinning” observed in plain film radiographs. (Photo reprinted by permission of Data Trace Publishing Company.
    By Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO
    19,836 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/08
    Many lesions of bone that arise with relative frequency in the feet are seen less commonly in alternate locations. Similarly, there are a host of trends with regard to the biology of bone tumors that are unique to the distal extremities, particularly the feet. With that said, let’s review the most common malignant tumors of the bones of the feet and key clinical features that can aid in arriving at the most appropriate diagnosis and subsequent treatment. While it is far from the most common malignant tumor of the skeletal system at large, Ewing’s sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (P... continue reading