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  • May 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 5
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    7,335 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Doctors in various professions have noted the deleterious effects of smoking on post-op healing. A new study says smokers take almost twice as long to heal as nonsmokers and also sheds light on another aspect of smoking: the delayed effects of healing in those exposed to secondhand smoke. ... continue reading
    By Daniel T. Halloran, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, Michael G. Palladino, DPM, and Bauer E. Sumpio, MD, PhD
    36,292 reads | 2 comments | 09/03/08
    Given the relatively common prevalence of peripheral vascualr disease and its potential complications in the lower extremity, these authors offer key diagnostic insights with a particular emphasis on non-invasive screening tools. ... continue reading
    By Greg Mowen, DPM
    9,484 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Editor’s note: Peripheral nerve decompression for patients with diabetes and lower extremity neuropathy continues to be a hotly debated topic in podiatric medicine and other specialties. The driving force of evidence based medicine has looked critically upon this procedure while many respected surgeons in a variety of fields have found great clinical successes. Dr. Mowen reviews many of the debate topics and presents some helpful information and opinion in this column. — Dr. Steinberg ... continue reading
    By Babak Baravarian, DPM
    34,986 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    9,117 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can have a positive effect on wound healing. These panelists detail what types of wounds can benefit from the technology, when to consider negative pressure and how various NPWT devices compare to one another. Q: What has been your general impression and experience with using negative pressure wound therapy for lower extremity wounds? A: ... continue reading

    3,394 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Clinicians have a new tool to treat the potentially serious peripheral arterial disease (PAD). ... continue reading
    By Devon Glazer, DPM
    4,973 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor
    4,971 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/08
    For many patients with diabetes, skin care of the foot can be a primary concern. Neglecting skin conditions as simple as dry or cracked skin can lead to minor wounds or even ulceration.    For practitioners, the simplest of preventative measures may be the key to combating diabetic skin conditions. ... continue reading
    By Robert J. Smith, Contributing Editor
    14,661 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Ambiguity and inconsistency seem to reign when it comes to the podiatric scope of practice in different states. This author consults leading DPMs in the legal battles over podiatric scope of practice and whether a uniform national scope of practice can be a viable solution. ... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    3,274 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Job interviews have been the greatest challenge for me during the past 32 years of running a podiatry practice. I am no good at it.    I have read a few books on the topic and most suggest interview formulas. You and your office manager grill some poor kid with obscure questions like, “What are your five best qualities?” or “What did your last boss like least about you?” or “Where do you see yourself in five years?”    I always ask the same question. “Is there anything you would just refuse to do on this job?” ... continue reading