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  • September 2005 | Volume 18 - Issue 9
    By Gary L. Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
    18,947 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/05
         Atopic dermatitis (AD) has a multiplicity of clinical presentations and many authorities consider it to be a syndrome. It is a chronic inflammatory pruritic skin disease that is often associated with elevated serum IgE levels and a personal or family history of type 1 allergies, allergic rhinitis and asthma. This condition is made up of a group of specific signs and symptoms that characterize the dermatological expression of the atopic diathesis.      Atopic dermatitis predominantly affects infants, children and young adults. Approximately 60 percent of th ... continue reading
    By Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor
    6,160 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/05
       Considering the prevalence of orthotic therapy in podiatric care today, it only seemed like a matter of time before a technologically advanced option arrived on the scene. With the introduction of the PedAlign™ system, podiatrists may have an alternative to the traditional time-consuming and often messy method of plaster casting.    The PedAlign technology employs an infrared optical scanning device that quickly captures and digitizes a foot’s image. This image, along with a doctor’s prescription, is electronically transmitted to a laborator ... continue reading
    By Martin C. Yorath, DPM
    11,085 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/05
         In recent years, there has been more of an emphasis upon podiatrists performing their own history and physical examinations (H&Ps) for the purposes of hospital admission. This was spurred on to a large degree by the pivotal ruling by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) in 2000 and the new residency models required by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), which now require a minimum number of history and physical examinations during the residency training period.1,2 Most training programs will certainly exceed thi ... continue reading