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  • September 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 9
    By Barbara J. Aung, DPM, CWS
    8,830 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/07
    In reading many of the recent articles in podiatry publications, we will need to expand our vocabularies to include various new phrases. These phrases will include pay for performance, evidence-based medicine or evidence based treatment plans, and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR) will be linked to evidence-based guidelines at the point of care. These changes are also reverberating within the primary care settings and in other selected specialties. What can this mean for any practitioner let alone the solo practitioner w ... continue reading
    By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    8,883 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/07
    Podiatric surgery can carry inherent risks including the possibility of perioperative infection. A recent article in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) offers several pertinent recommendations that aim to prevent some of the reported 780,000 surgical site infections that occur every year in the United States, according to the study authors. Although they acknowledge that preoperative antibiotics are associated with lower rates of surgical site infections, the authors of the JBJS article say surgeons should continue antibiotics for no more than 24 hours afte ... continue reading