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Can Peak Plantar Shear Help Predict Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor | 2,214 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2017

Current Insights On Diagnosing And Treating Neuropathy

Saleena Niehaus DPM | 4,438 reads | 1 comments | 09/04/2015

Neuropathy is one of the most common problems podiatrists encounter in practice. Peripheral neuropathy has a prevalence of 2.4 percent in the general population and a prevalence of 30 to 50 percent in individuals with diabetes.1,2 It results from either central or peripheral damage to the somatosensory system.

Managing Neuropathy And Pain In Wound Care Patients

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 3,477 reads | 0 comments | 08/18/2015

Given the challenges of addressing neuropathy in patients with wounds, these expert panelists discuss diagnostic keys and share insights on treatments including medications, non-pharmaceutical treatments and adjunctive options.

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How often do you encounter neuropathic patients and how often do you schedule them for treatment?

Assessing Collagen-Based Modalities For Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Michael I. Gazes, DPM, MPH, Amber R. Morra, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 5,059 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/2016

Collagen-based products reportedly promote increased fibroblast proliferation and inhibit excessive matrix metalloproteinases in addition to other benefits for diabetic foot ulcerations. With this in mind, these authors take a closer look at the research on collagen modalities, comparing various established and emerging options.

The Multidisciplinary Team Approach To The Diabetic Foot

David C. Hatch, Jr., DPM, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD | 7,121 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/2016

Key Insights On HBOT For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Eric Espensen, DPM, and Kayla Y. Song, DPM | 3,592 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/2016

In the vast field of wound care, many treatment options exist. The main goal is to heal open ulcerations as quickly as possible.

Exploring The Potential Of Alpha Lipoic Acid For Diabetic Neuropathy

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS | 9,622 reads | 2 comments | 02/21/2013

The treatment of diabetic neuropathy includes management of symptoms such as paresthesia and dysesthesia as well as efforts to interdict the progression of neuropathy. Although there is much discussion regarding the positive symptoms of neuropathy, such as pain or burning, it is the negative symptoms that are frequently responsible for deformity, ulceration and limb loss.

A Closer Look At Simple Surgical Solutions For Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Monica H. Schweinberger, DPM, FACFAS | 1,839 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2017

Ulcers of the toes and forefoot in patients with diabetes are sometimes difficult to heal or keep healed.

Study: Initial Diabetic Foot Ulcer Severity Predictive Of Alarming Mortality In Veterans

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 1,325 reads | 0 comments | 01/05/2017

There is some sobering new data from a study in the Journal of Diabetes Complications. The initial severity of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a significant predictor for patient mortality, making DFU severity more of a warning sign for death than peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease or stroke.1

New Study Calls For Increased Emphasis On The Diabetic Foot In Remission And Maximizing ‘Ulcer-Free Days’

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 566 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/2017

In a recent manuscript published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the journal’s first with a podiatric physician as a lead author, we strongly emphasize medical and surgical care of the high-risk diabetic foot in remission and maximizing "ulcer free days."1