Scientific Literature Reviews - April 2010

John S. Steinberg, DPM, Editor

The ACFAS’s Scientific Literature Reviews is a compilation of brief summaries of quality research from world-renowned medical journals, provided by podiatric residents from across the country.


April 2010

Cyclic Loading of 3 Achilles Tendon Repairs Simulating Early Post Operative Forces
Reviewed by: Daniel Arrhenius, DPM

Patient reported outcome at 62 to 67 years of age in 83 patients treated for Congenital Clubfoot
Reviewed by: Janet Baatile, DPM

The Effect of Early Hyaluronic Acid Delivery on the Development of an Acute Articular Cartilage Lesion in a Sheep Model
Reviewed by: Aaron Bean, DPM

Effects of fasting and preoperative feeding in children
Reviewed by: Joshua Faley, DPM

Evaluation and comparison of the antimicrobial efficacy of teicoplanin- and clindamycin-coated titanium implants
Reviewed by: Jennifer K. Fong, DPM

Facilitated Tendon-Bone Healing by Local Delivery of Recombinant Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Rabbits
Reviewed by: Cody Fox, DPM

Outcome Reporting in Industry-Sponsored Trials of Gabapentin for Off-label Use
Reviewed by: Nicholas L. Hugentobler, DPM

The Incidence of Plantar Fasciitis in the United States Military
Reviewed by: Susan King, DPM

Anatomic reconstruction of neglected Achilles tendon rupture with autogenous peroneal longus tendon by EndoButton fixation
Reviewed by: Ashley I. Marcol, DPM

The Impact of National Guidelines for the Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism on the Complications of Arthroplasty of the Lower Limb
Reviewed by: Simon McCoy, DPM

Immune Mediators in Patients with Acute Diabetic Foot Syndrome
Reviewed by: Sarnarendra Miranpuri, DPM

Dabigatran versus Warfarin in the Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism
Reviewed by: Priya Parthasarathy, DPM

Total ankle replacement by the Ankle Evolution System
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Schnell, DPM

Functional Outcomes After Syndesmotic Screw Fixation and Removal
Reviewed by: Shannon R. Schnell, DPM

Reconstruction of Open Contaminated Achilles Tendon Injuries with Soft Tissue Loss
Reviewed by: Ryan T Scott, DPM

Short Periodic Applications of the Vacuum-Assisted Closure Device Cause an Extended Tissue Response in the Diabetic Mouse Model
Reviewed by:  William H. Thetford, DPM, MS

Childhood Obesity: A Risk Factor for Injuries Observed at a Level-1 Trauma Center
Reviewed by:  Jashan Valjee, DPM

Incidence and Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Podiatric Surgery
Reviewed by:  Joshua Vest, DPM

Epidemiology and Outcomes of Achilles Tendon Ruptures in the National Football League
Reviewed by:  Nathaniel J. Voshel, DPM

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