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  • May 2014 | Volume 27 - Issue 5
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    1,997 reads | 1 comments | 04/22/14
    The location of an ulcer can make prevention and management particularly challenging. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss surgery for plantar diabetic foot ulcers, dressings and emerging treatments for pressure ulcers, and key offloading principles. ... continue reading
    Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, Corine L. Creech, DPM, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS
    1,665 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/14
    Radiographic analysis for surgical intervention involving the foot and ankle has historically been recognized as a vital component of pre-operative planning.1 This is especially true when dealing with complex foot and ankle deformities.2 The advent of digital radiology has made the process of radiographic evaluation one of greater convenience and reproducibility.3 The creation of programs available for computers, smartphones and tablets has made it possible for busy surgeons to have these images at their fingertips. ... continue reading
    Megan Oltmann, DPM, and Michael Maier, DPM, CWS
    2,234 reads | 1 comments | 04/21/14
    In recent years, the concept of multidisciplinary wound care has gained increasing momentum. Wound care journals cite example after example of podiatrists teaming with various disciplines including vascular specialists, nutritionists, endocrinologists, infectious diseases specialists and nurses from different care settings.1 This type of collaborative effort has certainly benefited patients. In addition, practitioners have gained access to a wealth of information outside of their traditional practice parameters. ... continue reading

    822 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/14
    Clostridium difficile. Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, notes a paucity of data on how best to perform surveillance for C. difficile infections, either in healthcare or community settings. "> Acknowledging the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections, a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine supports the notion that hospitals should consider expanding surveillance and prevention activities against such infections, particularly those caused by Clostridium difficile. ... continue reading