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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141466/retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-pedal-procedures-in-the-thrombocytopenic-patient
#1
Brian M Schmidt, Crystal M Holmes
Thrombocytopenia is an important medical condition to understand prior to performing procedures in the foot and ankle. We have set forth to highlight factors a physician should take into consideration before performing procedures in the thrombocytopenic patient. A retrospective cohort analysis at a large academic institution was undertaken utilizing a cohort discovery tool to discover incidence and management strategies for patients with foot-related conditions that require in-office procedures. We demonstrate that a full history and physical are important to guide treatment along with complete blood count testing prior to intervention...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138595/clinical-aspects-of-foot-health-and-their-influence-on-quality-of-life-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-case-control-study
#2
Patricia Palomo-López, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Jorge Guerrero-Martín, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Daniel López-López
Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare foot health and general health in a sample of women divided into two groups: 1) those with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment and 2) healthy women without breast cancer and with normalized reference values. Methods: A case-control observational study was performed. Two-hundred women with a mean age of 51.00±8.75 years were recruited from podiatric medicine and surgery clinics from the University of Extremadura (Plasencia, Spain) and the Hospital Infanta Cristina (Badajoz, Spain)...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077505/rate-of-and-factors-associated-with-ambulation-after-unilateral-major-lower-limb-amputation-at-an-urban-us-tertiary-care-hospital-with-a-multidisciplinary-limb-salvage-team
#3
Laura E Sansosti, Amanda Crowell, Eric T Choi, Andrew J Meyr
BACKGROUND: One relatively universal functional goal after major lower-limb amputation is ambulation in a prosthesis. This retrospective, observational investigation sought to 1) determine what percentage of patients successfully walked in a prosthesis within 1 year after major limb amputation and 2) assess which patient factors might be associated with ambulation at an urban US tertiary-care hospital. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed to identify consecutive patients undergoing major lower-limb amputation...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979615/-podiatric-risk-screening-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-antananarivo
#4
MULTICENTER STUDY
Sitraka Angelo Raharinavalona, Haritsiky Robertini Ramalanjaona, Nalisoa Andrianera, Andrinirina Dave Patrick Rakotomalala, George Ramahandridona
Diabetic foot disease heavily weighs upon diabetics, being a significant cause of morbidity and severe disability. Their prevention is indispensable. Our study aimed to reduce the rate of amputations in diabetics. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study of podiatric risk screening in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Endocrinology Department at the University Hospital of Befelatanana and at the Amadia Clinic, Faravohitra, over a period of 6 months. The average age of our patients was 54...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915776/sharing-the-vision-innovation-integration-and-new-horizons-report-of-the-third-transatlantic-wound-science-and-podiatric-medicine-conference-2017
#5
Georgina Gethin, Caroline McIntosh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880606/fibular-lengthening-osteotomy-to-correct-a-malunited-ankle-fracture-using-fresh-frozen-femoral-head-allograft
#6
Harry J Visser, Khawar Malik, Robert A Djali
Malreduction of a distal fibular fracture can lead to degenerative changes in the ankle joint. Previous studies have shown that the selective use of various fibular reconstructive osteotomies may halt the progression of degenerative arthritis by restoring the normal tibiotalar contact area and decreasing the stresses on the articular cartilage. In this case report, we achieved alignment with restoration of the talocrural angle and Shenton's line of the ankle using a transfibular osteotomy and an allogeneic fresh-frozen femoral head graft to fill the resultant defect...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880605/podiatric-physicians-and-genomic-medicine
#7
Leonard A Levy
It has been more than 14 years since identification of the human genome. This phenomenon is creating a revolution in all components of the health-care world. To date, little has been included in the podiatric medical literature despite the fact that so many of the conditions affecting the pedal extremity have genomic implications. Genomics will have a major effect on prevention, diagnosis, and patient management and needs to be included in podiatric medical practice as well as in the curriculum of podiatric medical schools...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880604/a-novel-technique-to-determine-foot-contribution-to-limb-length-discrepancy
#8
George Lane
Evaluation for limb-length discrepancy is an important part of the biomechanical work-up in the podiatric musculoskeletal exam. By understanding the foot's contribution to such a discrepancy, the podiatric clinician will have better insight regarding treatment strategy. This technique will provide the clinician with a simple method to gain such insight.
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880603/pedal-cutaneous-manifestations-of-tuberous-sclerosis
#9
Rachel E Johnson, Kimberly Avramaut
This case report concerns a patient with a painful soft-tissue mass on his fourth toe. He was evaluated for this soft-tissue mass and was diagnosed as having tuberous sclerosis. The podiatric physician should be able to evaluate a patient with a lower-extremity complaint and relate whether this complaint may correlate with a systemic disorder. This case report will make the podiatric physician more aware of tuberous sclerosis and the manifestations of the disorder.
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842085/what-is-the-current-role-and-factors-for-success-of-the-journal-club-in-podiatric-foot-and-ankle-surgery-residency-training-programs
#10
Eric So, Christopher F Hyer, Marcus P Richardson, Randall C Thomas
The journal club (JC) is a traditional part of postgraduate medical education, although little has been written on its current role in podiatric surgical training programs. The goal of the present study was to determine how JCs are conducted and the factors associated with their success. Anonymous electronic surveys were distributed to all podiatric foot and ankle surgical training program directors in the United States with a valid e-mail address. A total of 202 surveys were initially e-mailed to training program directors, with a second and third round sent to those who did not respond...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842074/partnerships-between-podiatrists-and-vascular-surgeons-in-building-effective-wound-care-centers
#11
Venita Chandra, Natalia O Glebova, Nichol L Salvo, Timothy Wu
This practice memo, a collaborative effort between the Young Physicians' Program of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery, is intended to aid podiatrists and vascular surgeons in the early years of their respective careers, especially those involved in the care of patients with chronic wounds. During these formative years, learning how to successfully establish an interprofessional partnership is crucial to provide the best possible care to this important population of patients...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829154/partnerships-between-podiatrists-and-vascular-surgeons-in-building-effective-wound-care-centers
#12
Venita Chandra, Natalia O Glebova, Nichol L Salvo, Timothy Wu
This practice memo, a collaborative effort between the Young Physicians' Program of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is intended to aid podiatrists and vascular surgeons in the early years of their respective careers, especially those involved in the care of patients with chronic wounds. During these formative years, learning how to successfully establish an inter-professional partnership is crucial in order to provide the best possible care to this important patient population...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696493/total-contact-cast-system-to-heal-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#13
Brock Liden
Off-loadinga diabetic foot ulcer is a cornerstone of quality wound care for diabetic patients to allow cellular growth in the wound bed. While total contact casts (TCC) have been described as the gold standard for off-loading the wound, the complexity of application and the time commitment for both application and drying have discouraged health professionals from using them. This retrospective case series, conducted in a podiatric practice, evaluated using a TCC system that helps address the three components in which guidelines should be addressed when caring for a diabetic foot: V - vascular management, I - infection management and prevention, and P - pressure relief...
July 25, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670656/nail-dystrophy-due-to-toe-malposition-in-children
#14
Matilde Iorizzo, Shari Lipner, Tracey C Vlahovic
Correct diagnosis of nail disorders could be difficult for a non-trained eye, especially in children. For this reason, sometimes, probative diagnosis and treatment are the outcome of a consultation. This paper wants to underline how podiatric abnormalities should be considered possible causes of nail disorders in children and how they need an appropriate, most of the time non-medical, treatment in order to avoid future complications. CONCLUSION: Physicians should be aware of this possibility and refer these patients to a dermatologist or a podiatrist for a correct management...
August 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621259/clinical-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-multifaceted-podiatry-intervention-for-falls-prevention-in-older-people-a-multicentre-cohort-randomised-controlled-trial-the-reducing-falls-with-orthoses-and-a-multifaceted-podiatry-intervention-trial
#15
Sarah Cockayne, Sara Rodgers, Lorraine Green, Caroline Fairhurst, Joy Adamson, Arabella Scantlebury, Belen Corbacho, Catherine E Hewitt, Kate Hicks, Robin Hull, Anne-Maree Keenan, Sarah E Lamb, Caroline McIntosh, Hylton B Menz, Anthony Redmond, Zoe Richardson, Wesley Vernon, Judith Watson, David J Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Falls are a serious cause of morbidity and cost to individuals and society. Evidence suggests that foot problems and inappropriate footwear may increase the risk of falling. Podiatric interventions could help reduce falls; however, there is limited evidence regarding their clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people at risk of falling, relative to usual care...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596806/custom-made-foot-orthoses-an-analysis-of-prescription-characteristics-from-an-australian-commercial-orthotic-laboratory
#16
Hylton B Menz, Jamie J Allan, Daniel R Bonanno, Karl B Landorf, George S Murley
BACKGROUND: Foot orthoses are widely used in the prevention and treatment of foot disorders. The aim of this study was to describe characteristics of custom-made foot orthosis prescriptions from a Australian podiatric orthotic laboratory. METHODS: One thousand consecutive foot orthosis prescription forms were obtained from a commercial prescription foot orthosis laboratory located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Footwork Podiatric Laboratory). Each item from the prescription form was documented in relation to orthosis type, cast correction, arch fill technique, cast modifications, shell material, shell modifications and cover material...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580056/a-pictorial-review-of-reconstructive-foot-and-ankle-surgery-elective-lesser-forefoot-procedures
#17
REVIEW
Andrew J Meyr, Laura Sansosti, Sayed Ali
This pictorial review focuses on basic procedures performed within the field of podiatric surgery, specifically for elective procedures of the lesser forefoot including the correction of hammertoes and lesser metatarsal deformities. Our goal is to demonstrate objective radiographic parameters that surgeons utilize to initially define the deformity, lead to procedure selection and judge post-operative outcomes. We hope that radiologists will employ this information to improve their assessment of post-operative radiographs following reconstructive foot surgeries...
November 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567565/promoting-limb-salvage-through-multi-disciplinary-care-of-the-diabetic-patient
#18
REVIEW
Nichol L Salvo, Mark D Walsh, Luke P Brewster
Despite an explosion in the number of options available for helping diabetic patients heal wounds, major amputation remains a critical issue for these persons. Since diabetes prematurely ages tissues and no organ system is immune to its presence, it makes inherent sense that multi-disciplinary team approaches to these patients is necessary to make significant strides forward. Here, we present literature from the fields of podiatric surgery/medicine, vascular and plastic surgery and introduce the successes that a multi-disciplinary limb salvage center can have on the lives and limbs of patients with diabetes...
July 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559643/variability-between-clarke-s-angle-and-chippaux-smirak-index-for-the-diagnosis-of-flat-feet
#19
Cristina Gonzalez-Martin, Salvador Pita-Fernandez, Teresa Seoane-Pillado, Beatriz Lopez-Calviño, Sonia Pertega-Diaz, Vicente Gil-Guillen
BACKGROUND: The measurements used in diagnosing biomechanical pathologies vary greatly. The aim of this study was to determine the concordance between Clarke's angle and Chippaux-Smirak index, and to determine the validity of Clarke's angle using the Chippaux-Smirak index as a reference. METHODS: Observational study in a random population sample (n= 1,002) in A Coruña (Spain). After informed patient consent and ethical review approval, a study was conducted of anthropometric variables, Charlson comorbidity score, and podiatric examination (Clarke's angle and Chippaux-Smirak index)...
March 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476389/diabetic-driving-studies-part-3-a-comparison-of-mean-brake-response-time-between-neuropathic-diabetic-drivers-with-and-without-foot-pathology
#20
Laura E Sansosti, Kerianne E Spiess, Andrew J Meyr
We have previously demonstrated an abnormally delayed mean brake response time and an increased frequency of abnormally delayed brake responses in a group of neuropathic diabetic drivers compared with a control group of drivers with neither diabetes nor lower extremity neuropathy. The objective of the present case-control study was to compare the mean brake response time between neuropathic diabetic drivers with and without specific diabetic foot pathology. The braking performances of the participants were evaluated using a computerized driving simulator with specific measurement of the mean brake response time and the frequency of abnormally delayed brake responses...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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