ATLANTA — July 11, 2018 — Bako Diagnostics (BakoDx), the leader in nail dystrophy diagnostic testing, announced the availability of its expanded molecular test to include detection of the causative agent of green nail syndrome. Dr. Shari Lipner, assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine, whose specialty is nail diseases, said she sees a lot of patients with onychomycosis along with another common problem — Pseudomonas aeruginosa — otherwise known as Green Nail Syndrome. “Pseudomonas nail infection is a very frustrating condition for patients because it’s often misdiagnosed,” Dr. Lipner said. “Having a molecular test to help with the [...]
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ATLANTA. Feb. 26, 2018 – Bako Diagnostics, a podiatry-focused clinical laboratory and products company, announced today that they have formed a Podiatric Advisory Board to assist in implementing the Company’s current plans and identifying means to capitalize on future growth opportunities. The board will provide guidance in navigating, innovating, and growing the organization to carry out its mission of providing the highest quality laboratory services and products customized for the podiatric medical profession. The Advisory Board, which is comprised of distinguished podiatrists, educators, innovators, and scholars, includes Allen M. Jacobs, DPM (St. Louis, MO), Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM (Springfield, PA) [...]
ATLANTA. Feb. 26, 2018 – Bako Diagnostics, a podiatry-focused clinical laboratory and products company, announced appointments to the Bako Clinical Consultant Team. This Team will represent Bako Diagnostics at various local, state, and national medical conferences, providing educational sessions and workshops. The Clinical Consultant Team, which is comprised of some of the most knowledgeable, accomplished, and dedicated podiatrists within the profession, includes: Javan S. Bass, DPM Lithonia, Georgia Robert M. Conenello, DPM Orangeburg, New York Andrew H. Cohen, DPM Saginaw, Michigan Brandon J. Hawkins, DPM Bakersfield, California LeRoy J. Kelley, III, DPM Norwood, Massachusetts Jeffrey D. Lehrman, DPM [...]
Company changes name to Bako Diagnostics and redesigns logo to reflect increased clinical laboratory services for podiatrists ATLANTA. Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Bako, a podiatry-focused clinical laboratory and products company, announced today the launch of its new website-bakodx.com, new company name and newly designed company logo. As a partner and advocate to the podiatric community, the website is designed to be a leading source of education, innovation and insight for podiatrists. The company’s new name and new logo reflects the evolution of the company from Bako Integrated Physician Services to Bako Diagnostics. “We are excited to launch this new site [...]
Introduction As a general rule, the podiatic profession is notorious for its underutilization of cutaneous and soft tissue biopsy techniques. In some instances, such under-use may be attributed to trepidation stemming from a lack of familiarity with the biopsy techniques themselves; however, I believe this is not the preeminent cause. In my experience, the most common reason that many podiatric clinicians don’t use biopsy techniques to their fullest is a degree of insecurity regarding when to use witch biopsy and what to do with them once the biopsy has been performed. In most offices, the support staff is ill prepared [...]
Many clinicians rely exclusively on clinical acumen when determining how to manage chronic wounds. Though an ulcer’s clinical features may be fairly indicative of its etiology, in some instances, such is not the case. Even among the most characteristic‐appearing ulcerations, masqueraders do exist. Ruling out the possibility of an unsuspected neoplastic or inflammatory condition could be necessary for the successful management of chronic wounds. In this context, cutaneous biopsy techniques may be invaluable; however, their utility does not necessarily end here. There are three common clinical settings in which a biopsy may be used in the management of a chronic wound. [...]
Needle aspiration biopsy is amongst the most underutilized diagnostic procedures of those available. This technique may be effectively used to rule out high‐grade malignancies when faced with nonspecific subcutaneous masses, in particular, those masses that resemble ganglion cysts. I once had three different medico‐legal cases under consultative review at one time, all of which were centered on patients who had non‐specific ganglion‐like masses. In each instance, the patient actually harbored a high‐grade sarcoma, and in each case, they were followed into their grave by their clinician with the errant diagnosis of “ganglion”. It is not overtly surprising that neoplasms masquerading [...]
Largely unchanged for decades, treatment methods for this potentially disabling condition are finally evolving Introduction Our ability to treat adverse medical conditions has long been an admixture of miraculous accomplishment and frustrating stagnation. For every disease such as osteogenic sarcoma, where recent therapeutic breakthroughs have lifted cure rates from 10-20% to over 90%, there is a condition like pulmonary adenocarcinoma, where cure rates approach their historic controls. The management of dermatologic disorders has not offered any particular exception to this rule. There recently have been profound advances in the medical management of inflammatory conditions of the skin; however, many of [...]
This is a technique for the evaluation of small fiber peripheral neuropathy Introduction Epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD) testing is not a new technique; however, it is new to the diagnostic armamentarium of many in the podiatric community. This analysis is quickly becoming recognized as the gold standard among clinicians when assessing for the presence, and the degree, of small fiber peripheral neuropathy. Though podiatric clinicians have only recently discovered this test, it has been an important diagnostic procedure for neurologists for many years. In fact, ENFD analysis has been widely used by neurologists in the United [...]