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How To Get Optimal Reimbursement For Wound Debridement And Skin Substitutes

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 25,301 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/2012

These knowledgeable panelists provide insights on using appropriate codes for wound debridement and skin substitutes to maximize reimbursement. They also address the correct use of modifiers and offer coding pearls for those entering practice.

Treating A Patient Who Feels There Are Parasites Under Her Skin

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM | 17,353 reads | 1 comments | 03/28/2012

A 54-year-old woman presents with bilateral leg lesions that are pruritic and bothersome, a condition that is several years in duration. She has seen several physicians for this condition but “no one seems to be able to help” her. As she is sitting in the treatment chair, the patient actively scratches her legs and forearms. She says there is something “underneath” and she must “get it out.” She denies that the itching gets worse at night but notes that it bothers her throughout the day.

Providing Relief For Dry And Cracked Skin On The Diabetic Foot

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 11,688 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2004

Patients with diabetes may face a broad range of potential complications, including cracked and dry skin on their feet. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, it is more important than ever to have cost-effective options to address this uncomfortable facet of the disease. What can you turn to in order to provide some relief for those who have cracked and dry skin on their feet? The Lantiseptic® line of products may be your answer.

When A Newborn Presents With A Skin Condition On Both Feet

By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS | 32,119 reads | 0 comments | 10/03/2006

     A 30-year-old Caucasian female brings her 3-week-old son into the clinic with a skin condition on both feet. The mother reports that the pregnancy was uncomplicated. She says the baby was born full-term with a normal birth weight of 7.2 pounds and no problems noted.      The mother also says she was healthy before and during the pregnancy, and that she is not taking any prescription medications or other drugs. She has been taking regular perinatal vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and E, as directed by her personal obstetrician.

A Closer Look At The New IDSA Guidelines For MRSA In Skin And Soft Tissue Infections

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA | 7,974 reads | 0 comments | 01/19/2011

After an extended, deliberative writing and review process, the brand new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have finally been published (full text at http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/01/04/cid.ciq146.abstract ).