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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

I posted the studies so anyone on this thread can read them and make up their own mind. I did not conduct the studies, so I could not be responsible for their accuracy. But is there any evidence in favor of the proposed risk? 

Do you want people to read what you post? Why should they if you don't read what they post? To whit...in post #93, from http://emedicine.medscape.com/:
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Occlusive footwear promotes infection by creating warm, humid, macerating environments where dermatophytes thrive. Therefore, patients should try to minimize foot moisture by limiting the use of occlusive footwear and should discard shoes that may be contributing to recurrence of the infection.

Old shoes are often sources of reinfection and should be disposed of or treated with antifungal powders.
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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post

Please explain the flaws in the studies cited in this thread. What about them is misleading? What is inaccurate? What is self-serving? Who would be the "self" that such studies could serve? 

Nowhere did I use the word "you" in that post nor reference anyone in particular. I think the Internet is full of misleading, self-serving and simply incorrect information. I don't trust anything coming from the Internet unless there is someone willing...and able...to answer for it. To vouch for it. That's all.

But to answer you....as far as the flaws in the studies cited, they were, IMO, just incomplete or moot. You may think that your citations and interpretation of the diabetes study was relevant but I didn't see it.

And when I asked you to quote specific excerpts to substantiate your interpretation of the studies you were summarizing ...to whit:
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Antifungal sprays are highly effective in limiting colonization of shoes.

For shoes that are already contaminated, antifungal sprays, UV, and ozone treatments are effective.

...you declined to do so. Which leaves me wondering why there is no one to take responsibility for validity of either the source or the interpretation...or even the summary itself.

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Edited by DWFII - 1/4/14 at 6:17pm
post #122 of 124
I'm going to move on here...simply because as emptyM suggests we already agree that there is a real risk. Seems like that's progress enough for one night. The rest is up to you.
post #123 of 124
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Originally Posted by dbhdnhdbh View Post
PubMed is free.

If nothing else, I learned this valuable bit of information.

 

My access to journals is somewhat limited outside the humanities and economics, so this is useful knowledge right here.

post #124 of 124
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

If nothing else, I learned this valuable bit of information.

 

My access to journals is somewhat limited outside the humanities and economics, so this is useful knowledge right here.

Abstracts are free on pubmed; huge majority of full texts are not open-access. 

 

Also with regards to bacterial or viral infections directly as result from wearing used shoes or synthetic soles--highly unlikely. Species responsible for such infections persist in all shoes and result in infection due to open wounds or depressed immunity i.e. diabetes. 

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