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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824259/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-cycling-cleat-designed-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Ryan T Crews, Steven R Smith, Ramin Ghazizadeh, Sai Yalla, Stephanie C Wu
BACKGROUND: Offloading devices for diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) generally restrict exercise. In addition to traditional health benefits, exercise could benefit DFU by increasing blood flow and acting as thermotherapy. This study functionally evaluated a cycling cleat designed for forefoot DFU. METHODS: Fifteen individuals at risk of developing a DFU used a recumbent stationary bicycle to complete one 5-minute cycling bout with the DFU cleat on their study foot and one 5-minute bout without it...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726423/plantar-fasciitis-a-comparison-of-treatment-with-intralesional-steroids-versus-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-a-randomized-blinded-study
#2
Carlos Acosta-Olivo, Jorge Elizondo-Rodriguez, Ricardo Lopez-Cavazos, Felix Vilchez-Cavazos, Mario Simental-Mendia, Oscar Mendoza-Lemus
BACKGROUND: Many treatment options for plantar fasciitis currently exist, some with great success in pain relief. The objective of our study was to compare the use of intralesional steroids with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), using pain scales and functional evaluation, in patients with plantar fasciitis who did not respond to conservative treatment. METHODS: A controlled, randomized, blinded clinical assay was performed. Patients were assigned to one of the two groups by selecting a sealed envelope...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723381/high-prevalence-of-achilles-tendon-enthesopathic-changes-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-peripheral-neuropathy
#3
Francesco Ursini, Franco Arturi, Salvatore D'Angelo, Lewa Amara, Kassandra Nicolosi, Emilio Russo, Saverio Naty, Caterina Bruno, Giovambattista De Sarro, Ignazio Olivieri, Rosa Daniela Grembiale
BACKGROUND: Metabolic disorders are known to alter the mechanical properties of tendons. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic Achilles tendon enthesopathic changes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) without peripheral neuropathy. METHODS: We recruited 43 patients with T2DM and 40 controls. Neuropathy was excluded with the Michigan Neuropathy Scoring Instrument. Bilateral ultrasonography of the Achilles tendon enthesis was performed...
October 10, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723374/comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-among-endoscopy-assisted-radio-frequency-ablation-extracorporeal-shockwaves-and-eccentric-exercises-in-treatment-of-insertional-achilles-tendinosis
#4
Min Wei, Yujie Liu, Zhongli Li, Zhigang Wang
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare clinical efficacy among endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation under local anesthesia, extracorporeal shockwaves (ESWs), and eccentric exercises in treating insertional Achilles tendinosis. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 78 patients diagnosed as having unilateral insertional Achilles tendinosis were enrolled. These participants underwent endoscopy-assisted radio-frequency ablation, ESWs, and eccentric calf muscle exercises between March 1, 2006, and February 28, 2011...
October 10, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762622/first-metatarsal-head-and-medial-eminence-widths-with-and-without-hallux-valgus
#5
Robin C Lenz, Darshan Nagesh, Hannah K Park, John Grady
BACKGROUND: Resection of the medial eminence in hallux valgus surgery is common. True hypertrophy of the medial eminence in hallux valgus is debated. No studies have compared metatarsal head width in patients with hallux valgus and control patients. METHODS: We reviewed 43 radiographs with hallux valgus and 27 without hallux valgus. We measured medial eminence width, first metatarsal head width, and first metatarsal shaft width in patients with and without radiographic hallux valgus...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762621/a-case-report-of-an-osteoid-osteoma-on-the-bearing-surface-of-the-talus-treated-with-arthroscopic-resection-associated-with-autologous-iliac-crest-graft
#6
Hongliang Liu, Lili Sang, Shuchai Xu, Bojian Chen
Osteoid osteomas are most likely to occur in the talar neck and can be classified as cortical, cancellous, or subperiosteal according to the position of the tumor nidus. However, cases located on the bearing surface of the talus are rare. Herein, the patient presented with an osteoid osteoma on the bearing surface of the talus and achieved good curative effects with arthroscopic resection associated with autologous iliac crest graft.
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762620/reinforcement-of-the-flexor-tendon-repair-using-human-amniotic-membranea-biomechanical-evaluation-using-the-modified-kessler-method-of-tendon-repair
#7
Yunus Dogramaci, Ibrahim Gökhan Duman
BACKGROUND: Human amniotic membrane is used to prevent peritendinous adhesions after tendon injuries. This study compares the mechanical properties of modified Kessler repairs and modified Kessler repairs strengthened using multiple layers of human amniotic membrane. METHODS: Twenty flexor digitorum profundus tendons of sheep forelimbs were sutured by the two-strand modified Kessler technique (group A) and by the two-strand modified Kessler repair reinforced with multiple layers of human amniotic membrane (group B)...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762619/simultaneous-bilateral-fractureunilateral-dislocation-of-the-talus
#8
Ümit Aygün, Yalkçn Çalçk, Barçş Alkan, Cengiz Işçk
In this study, we present the case of a 42-year-old man with a fracture and dislocation of the left talus neck, and a fracture of the right talus neck due to a fall. This kind of fracture can be considered rare, and thus few cases have been reported. Fracture fixation was provided through cannulated screws on either side. Splints were removed after 6 weeks, and passive/active joint movement exercises were started. The patient was able to walk with partial weightbearing at 2 months and with full weightbearing at 3 months...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762618/improving-diabetes-knowledge-and-self-care-practices
#9
Cynthia Formosa, Ryan Muscat
BACKGROUND: This study sought to identify the nature and extent of diabetes-related knowledge and self-care practices in people living with type 2 diabetes who attend primary-care clinics and to determine whether a correlation between the two exists. METHODS: In a nonexperimental prospective study, the Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire and the Summary of Diabetes Self-care Activities were used to assess knowledge and self-management in 50 patients. RESULTS: The mean diabetes knowledge score was 14...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762617/let-s-start-a-revolution
#10
R Daniel Davis
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September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762616/surgical-treatment-of-lateral-malleolar-fractures-using-the-compression-cerclage-system
#11
Eren Cansü, Mehmet B Unal, Serkan Gurcan, Fatih Parmaksizoglu
Background Lateral malleolar fractures (Weber type B or OTA 44-B) account for 60% of all ankle fractures. To achieve anatomic restoration, surgical stabilization provides better results than conservative treatment. Various fixation methods are available to treat these fractures; however, the best method is still unknown. Our objectives were to present a new, useful, and efficient surgical technique for stabilizing lateral malleolar fractures and to analyze the outcomes of patients treated with the compression cerclage system...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762615/information-for-readers
#12
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September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762614/the-design-development-and-reliability-testing-of-a-new-innovative-device-to-measure-ankle-joint-dorsiflexion
#13
James Charles
BACKGROUND: In clinical and research settings, ankle joint dorsiflexion needs to be reliably measured. Dorsiflexion is often measured by goniometry, but the intrarater and interrater reliability of this technique have been reported to be poor. Many devices to measure dorsiflexion have been developed for clinical and research use. An evaluation of 12 current tools showed that none met all of the desirable criteria. The purpose of this study was to design and develop a device that rates highly in all of the criteria and that can be proved to be highly reliable...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762613/effect-of-vibram-fivefingers-minimalist-shoes-on-the-abductor-hallucis-muscle
#14
Nicholas A Campitelli, Scott A Spencer, Kaitlyn Bernhard, Kristen Heard, Alan Kidon
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the effect of Vibram FiveFingers Bikila minimalist shoes on intrinsic foot musculature. We hypothesized that a gradual transition into minimalist shoes will increase the thickness of the abductor hallucis muscle. METHODS: Forty-one individuals were divided into four groups: control (traditional shod) (n = 9), restricted walking in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 11), running in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 10), and unlimited walking in Vibram FiveFingers (n = 11)...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762612/journal-cover
#15
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September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762611/gift-giving-in-the-podiatric-medical-student-patient-relationship
#16
Daniel López López, Paula Torreiro Pazo, Marta E Losa Iglesias, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo
We sought to explore the relationship between the podiatric medical student and the patient as it relates to the act of gift-giving as a sign of gratefulness for the services provided. This article presents the clinical case of a man who visited a podiatric medical student because of pain in his feet and subsequently presented the student with several gifts. Philanthropy, empathy, a positive attitude, treatment instructions, and the time devoted to the patient are some of the reasons why patients offer gifts to podiatric medical students...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762610/table-of-contents
#17
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September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762609/acroangiodermatitisa-presentation-of-two-cases-of-nonhealing-ulcerations-in-the-lower-extremity
#18
Anna L Hronek, Seth N Clark, Gregg Young, Daniel Kinikini, Jason Wells
Acroangiodermatitis (AAD), also known as pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma, is an uncommon benign angioproliferative condition most commonly seen in the lower extremities. This condition often presents as discolored patches that progress to painful ulcerations. The list of vascular conditions associated with this diagnosis is vast. Acroangiodermatitis presents similarly to more aggressive conditions such as Kaposi's sarcoma, making histopathologic examination helpful in its diagnosis. We present two cases of AAD in the setting of chronic venous insufficiency...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652895/2016-apma-annual-scientific-meeting-the-national-abstract-competition-winners
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September 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533787/tedizolid-and-linezolid-for-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-of-the-lower-extremity-versus-non-lower-extremity-pooled-analysis-of-two-phase-3-trials
#20
Warren S Joseph, Darren Culshaw, Steven Anuskiewicz, Carisa De Anda, Philippe Prokocimer
BACKGROUND: Tedizolid phosphate, the prodrug of the oxazolidinone tedizolid, has been approved in a number of countries, including the United States, those in the European Union, and Canada, for treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Two Phase 3 trials demonstrated the noninferior efficacy of tedizolid (200 mg once daily for 6 days) to linezolid (600 mg twice daily for 10 days) in patients with ABSSSI. Because of the challenges of treating lower-extremity ABSSSI, the efficacy and safety of tedizolid and linezolid for treating lower extremity versus non-lower extremity infections were compared...
August 17, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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