Emerging Trends In Antibiotic Prescriptions By Podiatrists

I recently came across some fascinating data that breaks down the number of outpatient prescriptions written by podiatrists for all different classes of drugs in 2010. Unlike various surveys that have been done over the years by different magazines, this is hard data based on the actual number of scripts. I would like to comment on some findings I find interesting in the use of antibiotics.

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My Top Ten Podiatric Pet Peeves

10. Podiatrists instructing patients to cut their toenails straight across. Where did this originate? Where is the evidence-based medicine for this approach? If everyone’s nails are shaped differently, why would everyone cut them the same? I have always told patients to follow the shape of the nail when trimming.

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Minimalist Shoes And Injuries: Keys To Diagnosis And Patient Education

Footwear News reports that the emergent category of minimalist shoes represents between 10 and 20 percent of the business of runner specialty stores.1 Through July 2011, minimalist shoe sales have already totaled $30 million, up nearly twofold from the year-ago period. What this means to podiatrists is the trend toward minimalist shoe purchases is not a temporary flash in the pan phenomenon but rather a groundswell of change, at least for now.

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"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.

"The Marriage Ref" Host to Knock Out Nation’s Podiatrists at Meeting in Seattle

July 12, 2010
In Seattle this July, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) will gather over 1,000 of the nation’s podiatrists to take part in educational programs, discuss the newest medical technologies, and have a few laughs along the way.

What American Podiatrists Can Learn From Their Italian Counterparts

In last month’s blog, I wrote about an incredible learning experience in Modena, Italy and how a minimally invasive technique could improve patient care in those suffering from Achilles tendinopathy (see http://www.podiatrytoday.com/blogged/perfect-caper-pulling-minimally-inv… ). I have to continue on the Italian theme because there is so much more to share but this month, we will go a bit farther south in Rome.

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New Study Proves Care by Podiatrists Dramatically Decreases Lower Limb Amputation

July 19, 2010
Essential foot care by a podiatrist has now been statistically proven to reduce hospitalization and amputation in adults with diabetes, according to a first of its kind study conducted by Thomson Reuters.

New Study Proves Care by Podiatrists Dramatically Decreases Lower Limb Amputation

July 19, 2010
Essential foot care by a podiatrist has now been statistically proven to reduce hospitalization and amputation in adults with diabetes, according to a first of its kind study conducted by Thomson Reuters.