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  • January 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 1
    Although more than half of patients with diabetes will develop neuropathy, such as the patient shown above, the author says not much is known about the epidemiology and natural history of diabetic neuropathy. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Barrett, DPM)
    By Javier La Fontaine, DPM
    9,736 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
          Research is an essential part of medicine when it comes to the ongoing improvement of patient care. Although podiatry is still very early into its development of consistent research contributions, research in diabetes has an impact in what we do daily. Research on topics such as diabetic neuropathy, vascular disease, wound care, the management of diabetes and offloading should be of interest.       Diabetic neuropathy has been identified as an important risk factor for foot problems in the diabetic patient. The cost of diabetic neuropathy and its conseque... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    44,652 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
          Given the common incidence of puncture wounds, our roundtable experts continue their discussion (see page 32, November 2006 issue) by sharing key insights on appropriate antibiotic selection and how they prefer to close these wounds. Without further delay, here is what they had to say …       Q: What empiric antibiotics do you prescribe for puncture wounds?       A: For Michael Keller, DPM, the antibiotic selection depends upon three factors: the timing of presentation, the type of puncture and the type of patient.   ... continue reading