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  • April 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 4
    By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    50,559 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    Peripheral arterial disease can result in a range of serious complications and possible death. Accordingly, this author offers a closer look at non-invasive testing and assesses the pros and cons of these tests at the microcirculations and macrocirculation levels ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    5,726 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    While some have touted surgical decompression as a possible treatment option for diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DPN), authors of a recent Diabetes Care commentary have challenged the validity of this procedure, calling it an unproven modality based on flawed hypotheses. ... continue reading
    By Babak Baravarian, DPM
    19,944 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    It would be safe to say that among foot deformities, lesser digital deformities are one of the most common and one of the most complicated problems. The etiology and mechanism of action of the deformities have been well established. In order to best fix the deformity, the surgeon must have a good knowledge of the specific anatomy as well as the intricate biomechanics within the digits. The mechanism of action for the development of hammertoes, mallet toes and clawtoes has been established in the literature. It is beyond the scope of this article to expound on the anatomy and the etiology of ... continue reading

    9,515 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    I am writing in response to the recent feature article, “How To Provide Physical Therapy As An Ancillary Service,” written by Jonathan Moore, DPM (see pg. 36, February issue). Unfortunately, the article may lead some readers to believe that adding physical therapist services to a physician/medical practice is not without potential harm or controversy. ... continue reading
    By Robert L. Goldstucker, JD
    5,970 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    Being sued by a patient can result n a range of emotions and confusion regarding the legal process. This attorney helps you navigate the legal process from the time one receives the summons to the deposition and settlement process. ... continue reading
    By Jessica Kaylor, BA, and John S. Steinberg, DPM
    6,182 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    Do islet cells hold promise in treating diabetes? Islet cells are groupings of hormone-secreting cells in the pancreas that are responsible for several endocrine functions including the production of insulin. Pancreatic islets contain four different types of cells including: insulin-producing beta cells, glucagon-releasing alpha cells, somatostatin-producing delta cells and cells that contain polypeptides (PP cells). Each individual islet contains approximately 1,000 of these four types of cells. ... continue reading
    By Mario Ponticello, DPM, and John Steinberg, DPM
    16,760 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    The incorporation of an evidence-based approach in modern medicine is in line with Einstein’s comment that “The important thing is not to stop questioning.” The evolution of evidence-based medicine requires curiosity and a hunger for knowledge. Often, searching for answers only raises more questions and this is certainly the case with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Research in the area of DVT has resulted in a wealth of knowledge in the medical and general surgical arenas. Unfortunately, little has been written about DVT within the podiatric literature. Orthopedic writings on DVT prop ... continue reading
    By Kevin McDonald, DPM
    8,692 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    Podiatrists in private practice really have two jobs: taking care of foot and ankle problems, and running a business that makes a profit. While the science and art of solving various pedal problems are described elsewhere in this publication, we will offer a closer look at the second component of being a podiatrist, namely running the business. ... continue reading
    By Kirk M. Herring, DPM, MS
    9,254 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    Overuse injuries represent the single largest classification of sports-related injuries that require medical attention. All too often, athletes report these injuries to the sports medicine specialist after weeks, if not months, of denial and failed self-treatment. However, with the recent advances in medicine today, injured athletes can recover from injuries that otherwise could end their athletic pursuits. Endurance athletes, especially runners and cyclists, traditionally have a high risk of lower back, hip and lower extremity overuse injury.1-5 During the running boom of the ‘ ... continue reading
    By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
    16,157 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/07
    An 11-year-old boy presents to the clinic with a chief complaint of multiple bumps on his right leg and foot. He reports the lesions have been present for almost two months and appear to be increasing in number and size. The boy did not see his pediatrician or family physician for this condition. ... continue reading