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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS
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Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS | Managing Editor, Podiatry Today
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December 2004

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Volume 17 Issue 12
By Allan B. Grossman, DPM and Matt Sowa, DPM
   Venous thromboembolism (VTE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common medical condition associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Undiagnosed and untreated VTE can put patients at an unacceptable risk for a pulmonary embolism, which…
By John McCord, DPM
   This is one of my editorials that will irritate the DPMs who equate being a podiatrist with canonization. You guys and gals might want to toss this issue aside or take an extra Paxil or Wellbutrin. Some of the decisions we make and the things we…
By Paul R. Scherer, DPM
   Podiatrists have been treating tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) conservatively for decades although there is no clinical outcome study to document the effectiveness of orthotics for this syndrome. Most podiatrists rely on the anecdotal evidence and…
   I believe your recent editorial was inappropriate. (See “Emphasizing Accountability For Seniors On Election Day,” page 15, October issue.) You made some half-baked effort to try and present some kind of balance in your editorial but your bias was…
By Gary L. Dockery, DPM, FACFAS
   Granuloma annulare (GA) is a benign inflammatory, self-limiting granulomatous dermatoses characterized by a variable clinical presentation of dermal and subcutaneous lesions. Although this condition may occur at any age, it is predominantly a…
By Scott Neville, DPM, Peter Blume, DPM, and Jonathan Key, DPM
   Although Charcot neuroarthropathy occurs in a small percentage (5 percent) of the diabetic population, the natural disease course is associated with severe morbidity including chronic ulcerations, infections and amputations.1 The medical…
By Steven Chinn, DPM, MS
Everyone dreads the potential experience of making a mistake that affects patient care. However, the complexity of healthcare lends itself to these situations. Caring for patients requires a series of interconnecting steps in order to produce the…
By Lynn Homisak, PRT
   As songwriter Henry Kaiser put it, “Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.” I can attest to this truth of this statement. As a podiatric medical assistant and consultant, I frequently lecture at meetings and speak to doctors and…
By Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, and Brian D. Neerings, DPM
   The double calcaneal osteotomy includes a combination of the posterior calcaneal displacement osteotomy (PCDO) and the Evans anterior opening wedge calcaneal osteotomy. One would consider this combination for symptomatic flexible flatfoot…
Debriding For Successful Wound Healing    For the latest in debriding diabetic ulcers, turn to the newest variation on a tried and true papain urea formula.    Gladase™-C is indicated for diabetic and decubitis ulcers, postoperative wounds, burns…
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