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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914679/reliability-of-a-skin-diagnostic-device-in-assessing-hydration-and-erythema
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Koh Huimin, Alexandra M Rowledge, Caroline J Borzdynski, Charne Miller, Nicoletta Frescos, Gayle McKenzie, Elizabeth Perry, William McGuiness
OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability of a skin diagnostic device, the SD202 (Courage+Khazaka GmBH, Cologne, Germany), in assessing hydration and erythema of periwound skin and pressure injury-prone areas. DESIGN: Intrarater reliabilities from 3 cross-sectional and prospective studies are reported. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Patients attending an outpatient, nurse-led wound dressing clinic (n = 16), a podiatrist-led high-risk foot clinic (n = 17), and residents (n = 38) at a single residential aged-care facility...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870281/workplace-injuries-in-the-australian-allied-health-workforce
#2
Sarah Anderson, Rwth Stuckey, Lauren V Fortington, Jodi Oakman
Objective This study aims to identify the number, costs and reported injury mechanisms of serious injury claims for allied health professionals.Methods Using Australian Workers' Compensation injury data, the number, mechanism, and costs of injury claims were calculated for eight groups of allied health professions (chiropractors and osteopaths, speech pathologists and audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, podiatrists, social workers and prosthetists/orthotists) between the 2000-01 and 2013-14 financial years...
September 5, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852426/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-spanish-version-of-the-foot-and-ankle-ability-measures-faam-sp
#3
Pablo Cervera-Garvi, Ana Belen Ortega-Avila, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Jose Antonio Cervera-Marin, Rob Roy Martin, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron
BACKGROUND: The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is a Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) commonly used to determine the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions for patients with foot and ankle pathologies and associated impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. The aim of this study was to cross-culturally adapt the FAAM into Spanish. METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to the international guidelines of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842074/partnerships-between-podiatrists-and-vascular-surgeons-in-building-effective-wound-care-centers
#4
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
#5
Venita Chandra, Natalia 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...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804519/dealing-with-the-death-of-a-long-term-patient-what-is-the-impact-and-how-do-podiatrists-cope
#6
Kristy Robson, Cylie M Williams
BACKGROUND: It is common for podiatrists and patients to develop long term professional relationships. Patient's decline in health or death may impact a practitioner's mental wellbeing. This research aimed to understand the impact of long term patient death on podiatrists and identify coping strategies. METHOD: Australian podiatrists were eligible to participate if they had been practicing longer than 5 years and experienced the death of a long term patient in the previous 12 months...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733300/exploring-the-relationship-between-frequent-internet-use-and-health-and-social-care-resource-use-in-a-community-based-cohort-of-older-adults-an-observational-study-in-primary-care
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Caroline S Clarke, Jeff Round, Stephen Morris, Kalpa Kharicha, John Ford, Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe, Claire Goodman, Kate Walters
OBJECTIVES: Given many countries' ageing populations, policymakers must consider how to mitigate or reduce health problems associated with old age, within budgetary constraints. Evidence of use of digital technology in delaying the onset of illness and reducing healthcare service use is mixed, with no clear consensus as yet. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between frequent internet use and patterns of health or social care resource use in primary care attendees who took part in a study seeking to improve the health of older adults...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702089/diabetes-educator-role-boundaries-in-australia-a-documentary-analysis
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Olivia King, Susan Nancarrow, Sandra Grace, Alan Borthwick
BACKGROUND: Diabetes educators provide self-management education for people living with diabetes to promote optimal health and wellbeing. Their national association is the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), established in 1981. In Australia the diabetes educator workforce is a diverse, interdisciplinary entity, with nurses, podiatrists, dietitians and several other health professional groups recognised by ADEA as providers of diabetes education. Historically nurses have filled the diabetes educator role and anecdotally, nurses are perceived to have wider scope of practice when undertaking the diabetes educator role than the other professions eligible to practise diabetes education...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670656/nail-dystrophy-due-to-toe-malposition-in-children
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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
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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/28612500/using-image-j-to-document-healing-in-ulcers-of-the-foot-in-diabetes
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William J Jeffcoate, Alison J Musgrove, Nadina B Lincoln
The aim of the study was to assess the reliability of measuring the cross-sectional area of diabetic foot ulcers using Image J software. The inter- and intra-rater reliability of ulcer area measures were assessed using digital images of acetate tracings of ulcers of the foot affecting 31 participants in an off-loading randomised trial. Observations were made independently by five specialist podiatrists, one of whom was experienced in the use of Image J software and educated the other four in a single session...
June 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589672/an-international-survey-about-nail-histology-processing-techniques
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Christina Wlodek, Pauline Lecerf, Josette Andre, Beth S Ruben, David de Berker
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on nail histopathology techniques. The objective of this study was to examine nail histopathology techniques currently in use internationally. METHODS: An online survey was sent to the European Nail Society and Council for Nail Disorders during 2015-2016. RESULTS: There were 57 respondents, from twenty countries comprising dermatologists, podiatrists and pathologists. Specimens were unmarked or marked using ink or a suture and fixed in 10% formalin, from 6 to 48 hours before embedding in paraffin wax (90% [17/19]), liquid nitrogen (frozen section, 1/19) and 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (plastic, 1/19)...
September 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551723/national-variation-in-the-composition-of-rheumatology-multidisciplinary-teams-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mwidimi Ndosi, Rachel Ferguson, Michael R Backhouse, Lindsay Bearne, Phillip Ainsworth, Alan Roach, Elaine Dennison, Lindsey Cherry
The objective of this study is to describe the composition of multidisciplinary teams (MDT) working within rheumatology departments across the UK. All rheumatology departments in the United Kingdom (UK) were invited to participate in a national electronic survey between February 2014 and April 2015 as a part of a national audit for the management of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership. Rheumatology departments were asked to report their MDT composition; defined as a rheumatologist (consultant or specialist trainee), specialist nurse, occupational therapist physiotherapist, and podiatrist...
May 27, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521196/the-prevalence-of-diabetic-foot-disease-in-the-waikato-region
#14
C O'Shea, J McClintock, R Lawrenson
AIM: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of diabetic foot disease by utilising the retinal eye screening register in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Understanding both the prevalence and the degree of foot disease across the general diabetes population will help to determine what podiatry services are required for people with diabetes. METHOD: 2192 people aged 15years and over, who attended the Waikato Regional Diabetes Service mobile retinal photo screening service for the six-month period between May and November 2014, consented to a foot screen including testing for sensation and pedal pulses...
July 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483033/process-to-establish-11-primary-contact-allied-health-pathways-in-a-public-health-service
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Michelle Stute, Nicole Moretto, Maree Raymer, Merrilyn Banks, Peter Buttrum, Sonia Sam, Marita Bhagwat, Tracy Comans
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and nine specialist out-patient departments.Results All the allied health models have been endorsed for continuation following demonstration of their contribution to managing demand on specialist out-patient services...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429975/the-real-cost-of-training-health-professionals-in-australia-it-costs-as-much-to-build-a-dietician-workforce-as-a-dental-workforce
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Leonie Segal, Claire Marsh, Rob Heyes
Objectives We explored the real cost of training the workforce in a range of primary health care professions in Australia with a focus on the impact of retention to contribute to the debate on how best to achieve the optimal health workforce mix. Methods The cost to train an entry-level health professional across 12 disciplines was derived from university fees, payment for clinical placements and, where relevant, cost of internship, adjusted for student drop-out. Census data were used to identify the number of qualified professionals working in their profession over a working life and to model expected years of practice by discipline...
April 2017: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398696/accuracy-of-sonography-in-plantar-plate-tears-in-cadavers
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Michael Stone, William Eyler, Joshua Rhodenizer, Marnix van Holsbeeck
OBJECTIVES: Sonography is often used in the evaluation of forefoot disorders, and its use has been suggested in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears. This study aimed to assess the accuracy of sonography in the diagnosis of plantar plate tears of the lesser digits using gross dissection as the reference standard. METHODS: The second through fifth digits of 6 cadavers were examined with sonography to evaluate for plantar plate tears. The examination was performed by a single musculoskeletal radiologist in longitudinal and short axes, and plates were graded as torn or intact...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333545/chiropody-podiatry-interprovincial-differences-in-profession-formation
#18
Tracey L Adams
The regulation of foot health care professionals varies across provinces in Canada. In Ontario, the regulated health profession is chiropody. Chiropodists are foot specialists with a limited scope of practice. In contrast, British Columbia and five other provinces regulate podiatrists, who are highly trained foot physicians with an extensive scope of practice. This article explores the history of chiropody/podiatry in Ontario and British Columbia from the early 1900s through the 1980s in order to understand how professional development in this field took such divergent paths within Canada...
March 23, 2017: Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Bulletin Canadien D'histoire de la Médecine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282539/increasing-podiatry-referrals-for-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-singapore-a-quality-improvement-project
#19
K Carter, P P Cheung, K Rome, A Santosa, M Lahiri
BACKGROUND: Foot disease is highly prevalent in people with inflammatory arthritis and is often under-recognized. Podiatry intervention can significantly reduce foot pain and disability, with timely access being the key factor. The aim of this study was to plan and implement a quality improvement project to identify the barriers to, and improve, uptake of podiatry services among patients with inflammatory arthritis-related foot problems seen at a tertiary hospital in Singapore. METHOD: A 6-month quality improvement program was conducted by a team of key stakeholders using quality improvement tools to identify, implement and test several interventions designed to improve uptake of podiatry services...
December 28, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126155/social-media-as-a-platform-for-information-about-diabetes-foot-care-a-study-of-facebook-groups
#20
Tasnima Abedin, Mohammad Al Mamun, Mohammad A A Lasker, Syed Walid Ahmed, Nusrat Shommu, Nahid Rumana, Tanvir C Turin
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most challenging chronic health conditions in the current era. Diabetes-related foot problems need proper patient education, and social media could a play role to disseminate proper information. METHOD: A systematic search was performed on Facebook groups using the key words "diabetes foot care", "diabetes foot", "diabetes foot management" and "podiatric care". The search resulted in 57 groups and detailed activity information was collected from those groups...
February 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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