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Can Testosterone Play A Key Role In Healing DFUs In Patients With PAD?

Kathleen Satterfield DPM FACFAOM | 4,791 reads | 0 comments | 01/13/2010

My first podiatric mentor, Leonard Levy, DPM, challenged me to always practice to the furthest extent of my license. From day one of my education, Dr. Levy advised: Do the right thing for your patient first and, if necessary, ask for forgiveness later.

I should probably mention now that my first mentor, Dr. Levy, is currently serving a Fulbright Fellowship, the first ever by a podiatrist. Dr Levy is now in his seventies. Remarkable, isn’t it?

Rising Incidence Of PAD Should Spur Greater Diagnostic Vigilance And Multidisciplinary Cooperation

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,943 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/2010

Evidence continues to mount that the incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a devastating complication of diabetes. In the United States, PAD afflicts 2 million to 3.7 million people with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), according to an analysis published by the Sage Group.1 The group adds that approximately 1 million patients with DFUs suffer from critical limb ischemia.

Connecting The Dots Between Diabetic Foot Ulcers, PAD And Dangerous Complications

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 12,871 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/2011

Pink ribbon. The juxtaposition of these two words translates into arguably the most recognized symbol anywhere, the looping image firmly embedded in our collective psyche and associated with breast cancer awareness. These words also conjure up a range of thoughts, emotions and an awareness of breast cancer that has transformed this terrible disease into a cause that extends beyond medical research. It is safe to say that minus the ribbon, the color pink alone has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness.

Case Study: Healing A Chronic Wound In A Patient With Charcot Foot And PAD

Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc | 19,931 reads | 1 comments | 03/24/2011

This author provides an intriguing case study detailing the diagnostic workup and treatment of a chronic wound complicated by Charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).