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Daptomycin for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Diabetic Foot Infections.

Conclusions : In a large real-world cohort of patients with MRSA DFI, daptomycin therapy was shown to be generally well tolerated and effective. The use of an anti-MRSA antibiotic agent should be considered when implementing first-line antibiotic drug therapy for DFI in countries where MRSA is common to avoid inappropriate empirical treatment and potential negative effects on outcomes.
PMID: 24725036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Hallux abductus interphalangeus in normal feet, early-stage hallux limitus, and hallux valgus.

Conclusions : For the study participants, there were similar deviations of the distal phalanx of the hallux with respect to the proximal phalanx in normal feet and in feet with the early stages of the hallux limitus and hallux valgus deformities.
PMID: 24725037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Do educational interventions targeted to nail salon workers and customers improve infection control practices in these salons?

Conclusions : The intervention and control groups underwent three DOL inspections, which may have resulted in a Hawthorne Effect, with both groups seeing a statistically significant decline in infractions after inspection visits. The more significant decrease in the number of infractions cited in the intervention salons may be due to the educational materials and the health education site visit they received.
PMID: 24725038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Pitted keratolysis.

Conclusions : Currently, there is no consensus on the most effective approach to managing pitted keratolysis, but a combination of antimicrobial agents and adjunctive measures, such as antiperspirants, seems to demonstrate the most effective approach from the current literature available.
PMID: 24725039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Does foot placement affect the reliability of static foot posture measurements?

Conclusions: Based on these findings, we recommend that clinicians perform measurements of static foot posture using the same standing foot placement between sessions to ensure a high level of measurement consistency.
PMID: 24504575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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A novel device for standardizing marker placement at the calcaneus.

Conclusions: These findings suggest that variations in marker placement are considerably reduced when the novel Calcaneal Marker Device is used, possibly toward the limits dictated by the fine motor skills of therapists and tissue artifacts.
PMID: 24504576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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A longitudinal investigation into the functional and physical durability of insoles used for the preventive management of neuropathic diabetic feet.

Conclusions: Visual material compression does not seem to be a reliable indicator of insole usefulness. Frequency of insole replacement is best informed by a functional review of effect determined using an in-shoe pressure measurement system. These results suggest that insoles for diabetic neuropathic patients can be effective in maintaining peak pressure reduction for 12 months regardless of wear frequency.
PMID: 24504577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Effects of high-heeled shoes and asymmetrical load carrying on lower-extremity kinematics during walking in young women.

Conclusions: This study demonstrated that when high-heeled shoe wearing and asymmetrical load carrying are combined, changes at each joint are much greater than with high-heeled shoe wearing or load carrying alone.
PMID: 24504578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Nerve decompression after diabetic foot ulceration may protect against recurrence: a 3-year controlled, prospective analysis.

Conclusions: Adding operative ND at lower-leg fibro-osseous tunnels to standard postulcer treatment resulted in a significantly diminished rate of subsequent DFU in neuropathic high-risk feet. This is prospective, objective evidence that ND can provide valuable ongoing protection from DFU recurrence, even years after primary ulcer healing.
PMID: 24504579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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Surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the calcaneus.

Conclusions: After wide resection of a calcaneal malignancy, biological reconstruction using pedicled osteocutaneous fibular flaps has proved to be a successful limb salvage procedure, offering a satisfactory oncologic and functional outcome alternative to amputation in selected patients.
PMID: 24504580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)

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