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  • July 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 7
    By Loan Lam, DPM, Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS, and Michael Palladino, DPM, FACFAS
    25,744 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/07
    Given the increasing prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), these authors discuss the differences between HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA, what the literature reveals about antibiotic therapy and keys to the diagnostic workup of these patients. ... continue reading
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    3,899 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/07
    I recently read the article, “Scope of Practice: Where Things Stand” (see page 36, May issue). I had to refrain from laughing when I compare the problems with scope of practice in the United States to what the situation is in Ontario. Indeed, a brief historical overview of the situation of podiatrists in Ontario is warranted so your American readers can appreciate our frustration. ... continue reading
    By Lawrence A. Lavery, DPM, and Douglas P. Murdoch, DPM
    27,250 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/07
    Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC, KCI) may be the most impressive device for the foot since AO fixation revolutionized elective foot surgery. For large or difficult wounds, VAC therapy can rapidly improve granulation tissue and speed up coverage of exposed tendon and bones. Indeed, this often occurs in days to weeks rather than months. Most clinicians are convinced at the bedside when they see dramatic changes in the characteristics of a wound such as size, depth and exposed structures. There is a growing body of evidence that supports the clinical observations and animal research that have be ... continue reading