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  • Foot Conditions among Homeless Persons: A Systematic Review. [Journal Article]
  • PlosPLoS One 2016; 11(12):e0167463
  • To MJ, Brothers TD, Van Zoost C
  • CONCLUSIONS: Foot conditions were highly prevalent among homeless individuals with up to two thirds reporting a foot health concern, approximately one quarter of individuals visiting a health professional, and one fifth of individuals requiring further follow-up due to the severity of their condition. Homeless individuals often had inadequate foot hygiene practices and improperly-fitting shoes. These findings have service provision and public health implications, highlighting the need for evidence-based interventions to improve foot health in this population. An effective interventional approach could include optimization of foot hygiene and footwear, provision of comprehensive medical treatment, and addressing social factors that lead to increased risk of foot problems. Targeted efforts to screen for and treat foot problems could result in improved health and social outcomes for homeless individuals.
  • Epidemiology of Dermatophytoses in Crete, Greece. [Journal Article]
  • MMMed Mycol J 2016; 57(4):E69-E75
  • Maraki S, Mavromanolaki VE
  • Dermatophytoses are among the most frequently diagnosed skin infections worldwide. However, the distribution of pathogenic species and the predominating anatomical sites of infection vary with geogra...
  • Onychomycosis: Practical Approaches to Minimize Relapse and Recurrence. [Review]
  • SASkin Appendage Disord 2016; 2(1-2):83-87
  • Tosti A, Elewski BE
  • CONCLUSIONS: The use of topical antifungals to prevent recurrences after complete cure was achieved has been suggested by various workers and used successfully in our practice. However, it has never been validated through clinical studies. Topical prophylaxis once weekly or twice monthly would seem appropriate in those patients most at risk. Prompt treatment of tinea pedis is essential, as is ensuring family members are free from disease. Patient education and pharmacologic intervention are equally important, and there are a number of simple strategies patients can employ. Managing onychomycosis is a significant long-term commitment for any patient, and minimizing recurrence is critical to meet their expectations.
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