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Are DPMs Underusing The TCC To Offload Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 2,039 reads | 0 comments | 07/15/2014

Despite the evidence supporting the efficacy of total contact casts (TCC) to offload diabetic foot ulcers, podiatric physicians may not be putting this evidence into practice, according to a recent study.

Can A Hybrid Imaging Technology Be Beneficial In Diagnosing And Monitoring Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis?

Javier La Fontaine, DPM | 4,742 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising with a global estimate of 366 million people diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and expert predictions that 552 million individuals will be diagnosed with diabetes worldwide by 2030.1

Current Insights On Diabetic Dermopathy

Alison J. Garten DPM | 834 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/2017

I often see patients with diabetes in my office and wound center. These patients commonly present with diabetic dermopathy.

Are We Overdoing It With Antibiotics When Treating Osteomyelitis In The Diabetic Foot?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 3,110 reads | 2 comments | 12/05/2014

Are we overmedicating patients with osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot? A new study in Diabetes Care suggests this is the case, noting that a six-week antibiotic regimen works just as well a 12-week course.1

Analyzing The New WHO Recommendations For Intraoperative And Postoperative Measures To Prevent Surgical Site Infection

Kristine Hoffman DPM | 1,285 reads | 0 comments | 01/20/2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently prioritized the development of an international set of guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI). Surgical site infections remain one of the most common healthcare associated infections and are a substantial burden to the healthcare system in addition to being a significant source of patient morbidity and mortality.

Current Concepts In Diagnosing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcerations

Molly Judge, DPM, FACFAS | 13,990 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014

Offering pearls from the literature as well as her clinical experience, this author discusses the impact of infection, reviews common diabetic dermatopathology and notes other pertinent diagnostic keys.

Beginning with the initial patient presentation, there are a number of keys to manage chronic diabetic foot ulcerations. The first of these is the ability to make a definitive diagnosis.

CDC: Infection Prevalence Down In Hospitals

hmpadmin | 3,210 reads | 0 comments | 02/20/2015

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

What The New WHO Recommendations Emphasize On Preoperative Measures For Preventing Surgical Site Infection

Kristine Hoffman DPM | 1,302 reads | 0 comments | 12/05/2016

Surgical site infections (SSI) are the second most common cause of healthcare-associated infections in the United States.1,2 The most recent study on the incidence of healthcare-associated infections in the United States examined data from the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) system from 1990 to 2002 and estimated 1.7 million infections with 20 percent of these being SSIs.2

A Closer Look At Beaming The Columns In The Charcot Diabetic Foot

William P. Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Bryan Barbato, BS, and Lisa M. Grant-McDonald, BS | 23,952 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014

In the unstable Charcot foot, the concept of beaming may help patients with diabetes attain stability and greater weightbearing. These authors discuss the pathway of Charcot neuroarthropathy and offer essential surgical pearls.

Promoting Realistic Expectations For Runners Following Foot Surgery

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS | 536 reads | 0 comments | 07/20/2017

I have had several runners over the past several months present with hallux limitus and surgery was indicated to remove fragments and prevent further joint degradation. Hallux limitus can sometimes present as a slow, debilitating injury in runners. In these cases, it will be painful enough to bring them into your office but not enough to stop them from running.