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Peripheral Arterial Disease
How reliable are our screening tools for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)? A recently published meta-analysis suggests that while our current diagnostic testing measures are promising, one should be…
Osteomyelitis
Diabetic foot osteomyelitis remains one of the most challenging conditions to manage and treat in the foot and ankle. It is associated with high rates of recurrence, significant morbidity and…
Diabetic Foot Care
The American Diabetes Association guidelines for management of diabetes include a series of general recommendations for foot care.1 Their first recommendation is that the “feet should be inspected at…
Osteomyelitis
By Tammer Elmarsafi, DPM, MBBCh, AACFAS
Patients who have diabetes complicated by any degree of peripheral neuropathy are inherently at an increased risk for developing ulcers and infections. When patients with diabetes present with an…
Digital Flaps
By Haywan Chiu, DPM, AACFAS
Diabetic foot infections that require surgery can leave large defects where primary wound closure becomes difficult. Secondary wound closure can take months and place the patient at risk for…
Vascular Complications
By Spruha Magodia, DPM, Sara Mateen, DPM, and Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS
Discussing the case of a 65-year-old female patient who developed digital ischemia and subsequent bilateral gangrenous changes in the feet after vasopressor use, these authors review key…
Coronavirus
Check out the great work from friend and colleague William W. Li, MD and coworkers that was summarized in an elegant discussion in Health News from National Public Radio (NPR).1 Scientists are now…
Charcot Neuroarthropathy
By John Miller, DPM, Christopher Kennedy, DPM and Ali Rahnama, DPM, AACFAS
Early detection and intervention are critical to maximizing outcomes for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy. With this in mind, these authors outline key nuances in laboratory evaluation,…
Nutrition And Diabetes
Findings from a recent publication in JAMA Network Open suggest that adoption of the Mediterranean diet (MED) may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.1 
Skin Grafting
By Eric Roberts, DPM
Noting the challenges and costs of attempting to heal chronic wounds, this author suggests that a minimally invasive alternative to skin grafting could provide a viable option for patients. …
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