What You Should Know About Screening For PAD

Benjamin Sefcik, DPM, and Peter M. Wilusz, DPM | 10,943 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/2008

We are an aging population. One can ascertain that with aging comes an increased incidence of comorbid conditions. With the vast majority of podiatric surgical cases being elective, documentation supporting the vascular system prior to surgery will protect the surgeon from postoperative complications associated with circulatory issues, or may help surgeons recognize an asymptomatic issue for appropriate intervention prior to surgery. Recognition of asymptomatic circulatory issues is of particular importance in the younger diabetic population prior to surgery.

PAD Awareness Month And The Case For Limb Preservation

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 7,754 reads | 0 comments | 08/30/2012

Unlike October, which is abundant with the color pink and matching ribbons symbolizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month wherever we turn, we have no such ribbon for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness Month.

Can A Novel Felt Pad Help Offload Plantar Ulcers?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM | 7,481 reads | 1 comments | 10/29/2012

On my recent journey to the Society for Chiropodists and Podiatrists 100th Anniversary Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland, I saw the exhibit hall display for Hapla (Cuxson Gerrard) felt. My U.K. mentor, Dr M. Tariq Khan, PhD, uses this in his podiatric clinic. When I spent time training with Dr. Khan years ago, he introduced me to the Hapla 3D system.

Understanding The Effects Of PAD On The Diabetic Foot

Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, Lee C. Rogers, DPM, and George Andros, MD | 21,583 reads | 0 comments | 04/26/2010

The presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in patients with diabetes can result in devastating complications. Multidisciplinary care is critical for these patients. Accordingly, these authors review the current literature and offer pertinent diagnostic insights and keys to effective treatment.

With diabetes affecting 5 to 10 percent of the U.S. population, effective management of diabetes-related complications is imperative both socially and fiscally.

Keys To Diagnosing And Addressing PAD In Patients With Wounds

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 13,127 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2011

With increasing numbers of elderly patients and patients with diabetes, clinicians will encounter more and more patients with wounds and ischemic legs. In the United States, an estimated 8 million patients, or approximately 12 percent of the adult population, have peripheral arterial disease (PAD).1 Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss pertinent diagnostic tips, appropriate referrals and how to ensure adequate follow-up on these high-risk patients who often present to wound care centers.

Getting Quicker Answers On The Presence Of PAD

Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate | 5,790 reads | 1 comments | 10/29/2012

The statistics on peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 8 million people in the United States have PAD. This includes 12 to 20 percent of people over the age of 60. Accordingly, appropriate testing for this condition is essential.

Understanding The Dangers Of PVD And PAD

By Khurram Khan | 11,848 reads | 0 comments | 02/03/2002

Unfortunately, all too often, we shy away from valuable history and background information regarding the overall health of the patient. Many of us ask about diseases such as diabetes and some will routinely inquire about alcohol and smoking history. However, few of us spend the necessary time to truly evaluate and integrate historical data such as lipid profiles, etc. For example, peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is one finding in which we must consider all the historical information that is available in order to conduct a proper evaluation of the patient.

Understanding The Correlation Between PAD And Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 2,948 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2008

Please click here for the full Continuing Medical Education article: Given the significant dilemma of peripheral arterial disease and its strong association with diabetic complications in the lower extremity, this author reviews pertinent diagnostic keys and assesses the current research on treatment options.

Key Insights On Working With Vascular Specialists To Manage PAD

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 14,455 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/2011

When treating patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), it is vital to ensure proper referrals to trusted vascular specialists. These expert panelists discuss what information to include in referrals and how to manage wounds until patients can see vascular specialists.

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

Kathleen Satterfield DPM FACFAOM | 4,862 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?