Foot & Ankle Weekly
Sept. 28, 2010

Meet Dr. Bradley Bakotic - Today at 9 p.m. EST
Bradley Bakotic, DPM, DO, is well known to podiatrists across the country as an outstanding lecturer and teacher, and a major benefactor of podiatric education. He will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. EST) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. However, Dr. Bakotic will not be giving a 'lecture'; he will tell us (among other things) why he is such an ardent supporter of podiatric medical education at the schools and at national conferences, such as the ACFAOM Annual Clinical Conference in Orlando a month ago. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's development and future click here.More

Evidence-based foot care in patients with diabetes
Lower Extremity Review
Since the early 1990s evidence based medicine has been an interesting topic of conversation in the medical community. Evidence based medicine has been used to seek guidance on the safest and most effective treatments for a variety of illnesses and diseases, reduce needless disabilities and loss of function, and reduce wasteful expenditures by third party payers and patients.More

Sanuwave completes patient follow-up in phase 3 trial of diabetic foot ulcer treatment
Ortho Super Site
Sanuwave Health, Inc. a medical technology company focused on noninvasive, biological-response activating devices in regenerative medicine, announced in a press release the completion of patient follow-up in the company's pivotal phase 3, Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical trial with dermaPACE for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.More

Study: America is officially the fattest developed country in the world
If you tuned into the season premiere of the Biggest Loser recently — during which the reality show's trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels toured the country collecting obese people — you got the message: Americans are drowning in fat. One Biggest Loser contestant collapsed mere feet from the finish line of a qualifying one-mile race and, reflecting on it, cried in frustration: "Why, body? Why don't you listen to me when I tell you, 'Don't eat that, this is not good for you.' Why do you do it?"More

Implant offers unique benefits for Intramedullary Fixation
Podiatry Today
Whether one is repairing a hammertoe deformity or seeking a better fixation option for a hallux interphalangeal joint fusion, podiatric surgeons may want to consider an implant that offers a two-piece locking design, a larger diameter and a viable alternative to K-wire fixation.More

Barefoot running - safer than sneakers study finds
Web Wire
For years shoe manufactures have been innovating new technologies in shoe design and marketing those benefits to end consumers. Everything from high-tops, to pumps, and shoes with air cushions have promised to make running safer and more effective. But a recent research shows that running with sneakers significantly increases risk of injury, as opposed to barefoot running.More

Dyslipidemia's effect on diabetic neuropathy
Lower Extremity Review
Diabetes is defined by the inability to regulate the levels of blood glucose and results from either a lack of insulin (type 1) or failure to respond to insulin (type 2). Over time, episodes of, or prolonged, hyperglycemia causes the severe complications of eye, kidney, cardiovascular disease and foot problems. Most foot problems are related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy and result from a loss of sensation and reduced blood flow. These factors lead to recurrent infections, ulcers and amputations, and Charcot neuroarthropathy.More

Cuban drug revolutionizes diabetic foot treatment
Cuban Headlines
HEBERPROT-P, a Cuban medicine for patients with advanced diabetic foot ulcers and a high risk of amputation, has revolutionized the treatment of this condition. Manuel Raices, a member of the research team for HEBERPROT-P, told Prensa Latina that the drug was registered in 2006 and since then it has benefited 16,000 patients from several nations.More

Local surgeon to head nationwide study
Reading Eagle
For diabetics, a small wound on a foot can lead to major problems, including amputation. "We have over 100,000 amputations a year in the U.S. due to foot ulcers, and that's unacceptable," said Dr. Joseph P. Cavorsi, medical director at The Center for Advanced Wound Care in Wyomissing, Pa., and a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township. "That many amputations is an absurdity."More