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  • December 2006 | Volume 19 - Issue 12
    At present, there is no universally accepted perioperative protocol for glycemic control. This is largely attributed to the variety of treatments and level of customization required to optimize the patient.
    By Emily A. Cook, DPM, Jeremy J. Cook, DPM, and Barry I. Rosenblum, DPM
    16,462 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
        As the role of the podiatric service becomes more integral to a multidisciplinary approach to diabetic limb salvage at an increasing number of institutions nationwide, many podiatric surgeons find themselves admitting these patients to their own service. The surgical and anesthesia teams often execute perioperative assessment and preparation, especially in non-elective procedures.     This article serves as a primer in glucose management for podiatric surgeons working in this capacity and in no way supersedes the utility of a medical consult when indicated... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    4,919 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
        I am a podiatrist plain and simple. I use the word podiatrist when people asked about my occupation or specialty. That is a struggle for some of my colleagues in this profession.     Many say, “I am a physician and surgeon of the ankle and foot (and in some states, parts of the leg).” It sounds like a box of chicken parts in the meat counter of a supermarket.     I like using the word podiatrist. This gives me a marketing opportunity when another person is not familiar with our profession.     I went to a podiatry sch... continue reading