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Onychomycosis: A photodisinfection maintenance regimen for the prevention of recurring onychomycosis

Let’s Talk About Maintenance Programs. Did you know that the ToeFX Therapy Light can successfully prevent re-infections of onychomycosis?   It is well known by clinicians and researchers that onychomycosis patients are commonly susceptible to re-infection. It is a very stubborn condition to successfully treat permanently.  Statistics vary, but studies show the rates of reinfection can be 25-50% or more. Furthermore, it should be recognized that reinfection can occur much later. A year or more can pass before symptoms of the condition return. This can be extremely frustrating for patients.   It is important for clinicians to know that patients…

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How to make ToeFX ClearToe Light Therapy Treatments a Positive Experience for your Patients and Grow Your Business

Patient results and testimonials have shown that ToeFX ClearToe Light Therapy Treatment is now being embraced by clinicians and patients nationwide.  Finally there is a safe and effective solution for onychomycosis to replace topical and oral medications that is painless, drug-free, and has no side effects. The ClearToe Therapy Light uses photodisinfection to target fungal infection. Read about the results and testimonials here. In this blog we will discuss how to make ToeFX Light Therapy Treatments a positive experience for your patient. This can in turn grow your patient base and increase sales for your business.   Offer Superior Care…

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Clinics Embrace Scientifically Proven, Portable, and Cost Effective ClearToe Light Therapy

The aging population of Canada needs foot care clinics that provide dedicated services to help the aging population remain mobile. Having healthy feet is of paramount importance to continuing overall mobility. Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection that causes toenail discoloration, thickening, and separation from the nail bed. The condition occurs in 10% of the general population but is more common among older adults where the infection rate is 20% in those over 60 years of age, and 50% in those over 70 years. Is your clinic offering treatments for toenail fungus that are less effective than they could be?…

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ToeFX ClearToe Therapy: Good for Patients, Good for Business

Are you struggling to find successful treatments for your patients living with Onychomycosis, commonly referred to as Toenail Fungus? Onychomycosis is a very common and progressive medical condition that negatively affects the lives of many people. It is by far the most common nail infection, representing around 50% of all nail diseases and affecting 10% to 20% of adults. It is especially prevalent in the elderly population. Fungal nail infections don’t usually have serious consequences for people who are otherwise healthy, but they rarely go away on their own. If left untreated, the fungus may stay on just one part…

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ToeFX reaches milestone of 100 clinics across Canada

ToeFX, a healthtech startup offering a safe, effective treatment for nail fungus (onychomycosis), celebrated reaching a new milestone with their innovative ClearToe Therapy Light, which is now available at over 100 clinics from BC to Newfoundland.  ToeFX is a longstanding Forge client and developed a non-invasive, non-toxic, and painless treatment for clinicians to clear up nail fungus within eight to ten treatments using their innovative ClearToe Therapy Light. The treatment is authorized by Health Canada and uses photodisinfection technology together with ClearToe Serum, without the use of lasers. Prior to ToeFX, Canadian foot care clinicians had only a handful of…

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Fungal Morphology Review

Impact on treatment of onychomycosis Fungus is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds. Unlike plants, animals, protists and bacteria, fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin (not cellulose). Fungi feed by absorption, they do not ingest their food. They accomplish this by growing through and within the substrate on which they are feeding. Numerous hyphae network through the flesh (or wood, cheese, bread, leather, vegetation, etc) from which they are growing. The hyphae secrete complex digestive enzymes which break down the substrate, making it easier for the fungus…

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All toenail fungal infections are not created equal

Introduction to the Onychomycosis Severity Index (OSI) Onychomycosis, a common disease of the nail unit caused by dermatophytes, nondermatophyte molds, and yeasts, has a prevalence of approximately 10-20% worldwide. Currently no standardized system exists to clinically grade the severity of onychomycotic nail disease. Such a scale is necessary for clinical trial inclusion criteria, for critical evaluation of treatment choice, and to help predict therapeutic outcome. Having quantitative numbers can also assist when discussing these factors with patients and other clinicians. Inconsistences in onychomycotic grading systems can also lead to confusion about interpretation of efficacy. Recently, in a trial of ciclopirox…

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ToeFX announces new partnership with McMaster University

ToeFX is driven by innovation. The vision of our science team is to create the world’s most effective foot care treatments. As such, we continually conduct research to improve our understanding of one of the world’s most stubborn and prevalent infections – onychomycosis.  In order to treat even the most complex cases of onychomycosis, we need to take a holistic treatment approach – from diagnostics to follow-up.  One area of intense focus for ToeFX is diagnostics. We are excited to announce that starting this autumn, we are launching a new collaboration with Professor Jianping Xu from the McMaster University. The…

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How to effectively incorporate ToeFX into your practice

Interview with Dr Joanne Lih, Podiatrist, about the ToeFX ClearToe Therapy System You currently have 17 patients using ToeFX, with 10 more waiting to begin their treatment. How has it been incorporating ToeFX into your busy schedule? As a solo practitioner, I recommend to start slow, space patients as you need, and watch your timing. I’ve learned that scheduling ToeFX patients first thing in the morning and at the end of the day works best for my practice. Also, I use a colour coded system for scheduling, with one colour unique for my ToeFX visits, which has helped me plan…

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Onychomycosis diagnostics tools and different approaches

By: Dr. Irit Van-Ham, PhD and CTO of ToeFX An estimated 10%-20% of the global population suffers from superficial fungal infections, with the number of infected people still increasing . Due to the ubiquity of superficial fungal infections all over the world, our understanding of the causative agents and their pathogenesis has increased thanks to technology. While superficial human fungal infections are mainly caused by dermatophytes, a fungal etiology accounts for only about 50% of dystrophic nail infections. Clinical diagnosis by an experienced clinician is informative, however supplementation with a laboratory diagnosed dermatophyte infection is advisable to optimize the treatment…

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