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  • August 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 8
    By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
    41,706 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    Continuing Education Course #155 August 2007 I am pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Address Failed Peroneal Tendon Surgery,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by the North American Center for Continuing Medical Education (NACCME), consists of complimentary CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact ho ... continue reading
    By John McCord, DPM
    1,955 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    All of life’s issues seem open for discussion in the doctor’s lounge. There is a pot of coffee going, a TV and a couple of computer terminals with eBay blocked. I have enjoyed visiting with my colleagues and sharing our struggles with medicine, raising kids, buying cars and investments. It is an axiom that it is never wise to invest in anything you learned about in the doctor’s lounge. I was having coffee with an internist friend last week. We both started practice at about the same time. Initially he did not want to have much to do with a podiatrist. I found him t ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    34,602 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    6,286 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    With the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus rising, how can healthcare institutions protect patients? The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) recently conducted a survey of 1,237 hospitals and has formulated recommendations for preventing MRSA transmission. The study noted the rate of MRSA was 46 in 1,000 patients. Of those patients, 34 in 1,000 patients were infected and 12 in 1,000 patients were colonized. The APIC emphasizes the importance of good hand hygiene, including frequent hand washing, alcohol-based ... continue reading
    By George Gumann, DPM
    11,380 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    As the practice of medicine continues to evolve, new advances are being initiated in the management of lower extremity trauma. These techniques involve a philosophical change regarding surgical approaches as well as technical innovations. The first change constitutes a philosophical departure in technique from the classical AO principles for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). While traditional AO techniques emphasized obtaining absolute anatomic reduction and rigid internal fixation of fractures, this goal was sometimes complicated by a large incisional approach with signi ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Edwin Harris, DPM
    17,069 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/07
    Pediatric equinus can be a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. With this in mind, these expert panelists discuss the differential diagnosis, the positioning of orthoses to control the condition, and the benefits that various modalities can have in managing the condition. Q: How do you narrow down the differential diagnosis of pediatric equinus? A: Edwin Harris, DPM, cites several possible causes for equinus deformity including: hemiplegic and diplegic cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophies, peripheral neuropathy, spinal cord pathology, acquired contractu ... continue reading