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  • December 2004 | Volume 17 - Issue 12
    By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
    1,634 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       When I first started working on this magazine, we did a small survey of readers to help determine the direction of the magazine when we took it over from the former publisher. The majority of readers said they wanted to see more clinical topics and we have pursued this editorial agenda over the years with some practice management articles mixed in as well.    It is an ongoing education for us to provide just the right mix of articles that tackle emerging clinical topics as well as articles that discuss conditions that you see every day in your practice. Tha... continue reading
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM, and John Brummer, DPM
    28,503 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Fluid replacement is an important part of any athletic regimen, but proper hydration is one of the most neglected aspects of the athlete’s diet. Now that podiatrists are active members of the medical teams servicing many types of athletic events (and often act as medical directors and co-directors), it is vital to have a working knowledge of the signs and symptoms of dehydration. Active sports medicine podiatrists should also be able to develop a plan for establishing hydration protocols at sporting events.    When athletes engage in sport, they will lose ... continue reading
    Here is a postoperative infection following a first MTPJ arthroplasty in a patient who has neuropathy and diabetes. The culture and sensitivities grew out as community-acquired MRSA. (Photo courtesy of David G. Armstrong, DPM.)
    By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor
    5,990 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
       Methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) infections are on the rise around the world as infections pass between hospitals and the community. The infections are not only associated with morbidity and mortality but also pose a high financial cost to patients and the healthcare profession, according to experts. What is causing the rise in antibiotic resistance and what steps should DPMs take to prevent and combat infection?    The incidence of MRSA infection has increased 40 percent in five years and one-third of pneumonia among patients on ventilators... continue reading