Reliability of an AI-powered Application Across Different Mobile Devices for Assessment of Chronic Wounds ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

From our team led by super student Mark Swerdlow! Mark Swerdlow 1, Jessica Lo 2, David G Armstrong 3 Objective: Evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of a wound assessment tool in iPhone 12 and 13 mini modalities against a validated iPad mini/Structure Sensor configuration. Approach: We assessed a wound measurement application (eKare inSight) for result consistency in patients presenting with wounds.... Continue Reading →

Senescent Diabetic Foot Disease: Upstream comprehensive management of individuals with diabetes with multimorbidity and frailty to #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @VirginiePhD_POD @AeroMD

This manuscript from our combined Quebec/ Palermo / USC family. Virginie Blanchette, David G. Armstrong, Laura Drudi and Manfredi Rizzo This manuscript constitutes a commentary on: “Retrospective cohort study of long-term outcomes and prognostic factors for survival after lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetes” by Vuorlaakso et al. (2023). We aim to contribute to... Continue Reading →

Etiology, Epidemiology, and Disparities in the Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSLimb @CaitlynWHicks @DiabetesCareADA

An important and comprehensive review from McDermott and coworkers at JHU and Prof. Boulton at Manchester. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a major source of preventable morbidity in adults with diabetes. Consequences of foot ulcers include decline in functional status, infection, hospitalization, lower-extremity amputation, and death. The lifetime risk of foot ulcer is 19% to... Continue Reading →

Allogenic Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment: Clinical Effectiveness

Intriguing work from our friend and colleague Prof. Beata Rakowska and coworkers from Poland Although encouraging results of adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) use in wound healing are available, the mechanism of action has been studied mainly in vitro and in animals. This work aimed to examine the safety and efficacy of allogenic ADSCs in human... Continue Reading →

Effects of wear and tear of therapeutic footwear in patients remission. A 5-year follow-up study @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

From our colleagues in Madrid anchored by our long-time friend Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez. This was posted previously here. Aims To assesses the relationship between the wear and tear of therapeutic footwear (TF) and the risk of recurrence in diabetes remission patients. Methods Remission patients (N = 115) participated in this 5-year prospective study in a specialized Diabetic Foot Unit between... Continue Reading →

Do Anti-Biofilm Antibiotics Have A Place in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis? @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Here is a copy of a preprint from our long-time friend and colleague Eric Senneville and coworkers. The choice of antibiotic regimens to use in patients presenting with diabetic foot osteomyelitis and their duration differs according to the situation. Antibiotics play a more important role in the medical option where no infected bone has been... Continue Reading →

Armstrong Delivers Successful Keynote Lecture on Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Care to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK)

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC, delivered a highly successful keynote lecture to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK) via a virtual platform. The lecture, which took place yesterday, focused on the methods used by Dr.... Continue Reading →

Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations in Romania: Patterns and Changes between 2015 and 2019 #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

Bottom line: A promising increase in limb sparing minor amputations over high-level amputations from our colleagues in Romania. Lower extremity amputations (LEAs) are a feared complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Here we evaluated the recent trends in DM-related LEAs in Romania. We collected data from a national database regarding minor and major LEAs performed between... Continue Reading →

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