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Current Insights On Diabetic Dermopathy

Alison J. Garten DPM | 712 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/2017

I often see patients with diabetes in my office and wound center. These patients commonly present with diabetic dermopathy.

Can Peripheral Nerve Treatment Have An Impact On Balance And Gait?

D. Scott Nickerson, MD, FAAOS | 7,068 reads | 0 comments | 08/17/2016

Why Partial First Ray Amputations In Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy Do Not Work

Sara L. Borkosky, DPM, AACFAS, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 34,049 reads | 2 comments | 09/24/2013

Diabetes mellitus with peripheral sensory neuropathy and the associated increased risk of ulceration continue to be growing issues in today’s society.1-28 Peak ambulatory forces occur about the first ray, creating a cycle of stresses, tissue buildup and eventual breakdown.2 Conservative therapies often fail due to an inability to offload the wound properly, poor pedal hygiene and inadequate distal blood flow. Many of these patients eventually progress to require an amputation.3

Top 10 Antibiotics For Managing Diabetic Foot Infections

Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS, Brittany Ciaramello, DPM, Michelle Kaufman, DPM, and Shane Reynolds, DPM | 4,846 reads | 0 comments | 07/19/2017

Given the potential risk of diabetic foot ulcers becoming infected, it is imperative to have a strong understanding of the current antibiotic options. These authors review 10 common antibiotics, discussing their efficacy, range of coverage and dosing.

Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers With HBOT And Topical Oxygen

Sarah Mohamed, DPM, and Khurram Khan, DPM | 1,104 reads | 0 comments | 07/19/2017

Diabetes mellitus continues to be a global health threat.

Predicting Diabetic Foot Pathology: Can Thermograms Have An Impact?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 238 reads | 0 comments | 09/15/2017

Could asymmetry in foot temperatures be predictive of diabetic foot pathology?

New research in Diabetic Foot and Ankle discusses thermograms of the plantar skin in the diabetic foot.1 They conclude that certain thermographic asymmetries may correspond with altered peripheral nerve function.

Keys To Assessing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Justin Kaminski, DPM, and Thanh Dinh, DPM, FACFAS | 18,423 reads | 0 comments | 03/20/2015

Peripheral vascular disease can be a critical factor with delayed wound healing. Accordingly, these authors offer pertinent diagnostic insights, review current concepts in revascularization and discuss the optimal timing of surgical intervention after revascularization.

Current Insights On Vitamins And Folic Acid For Patients With Wounds And Neuropathy

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 4,828 reads | 0 comments | 04/20/2016

In a continuing discussion of ensuring patients with wounds get proper nutrition, these panelists explain the use of vitamins, what to prescribe for leg cramps and the benefits of folic acid for patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Q:

What vitamins do you prescribe to promote wound healing?

Is Sway A True Measure Of Balance Following Peripheral Nerve Decompression?

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS | 1,274 reads | 0 comments | 11/06/2015

It was a hot, steamy night in the Big Easy and I was feeling good. I had just gotten my pass to the hottest new club, the Metrix. It was very swanky. Just to get in the joint, you had to dress in black tie, grease the palms of the bouncers at the entrance with some Benjamins, and pretend that you really did belong. Wow, it was like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and as the music played, I became mesmerized.

“When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me, make me sway. Like a lazy ocean that hugs the shore, hold me close, sway me more.”

How To Complete Diabetic Shoe Medicare Forms Correctly

Marty Chalfin, CPed | 5,015 reads | 0 comments | 10/31/2016

This author guides podiatrists through compliance paperwork for diabetic shoes that can help ensure payment for diabetic shoes.