Outcomes after minor lower limb amputation for peripheral arterial disease and diabetes: population-based cohort study #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @BJSurgery

Strong work from our colleagues in Hull, Stoke, and London. These data line up well with previous works from our team and others. Published in: British Journal of Surgery Date of Publication: 22 May 2023 This study aimed to evaluate the rates of re-amputation and death following an initial minor amputation among patients with diabetes... Continue Reading →

Would you trust an AI doctor? New research shows patients are split #AI #C2SHiP

Great work from our long-time SALSAmigo, Distinguished Prof. Marv Slepian Artificial intelligence-powered medical treatment options are on the rise and have the potential to improve diagnostic accuracy, but a new study led by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that about 52% of participants would choose a human doctor rather than AI for diagnosis... Continue Reading →

A novel Canadian multidisciplinary acute care pathway for people hospitalised with a diabetic foot ulcer- #HotFootLine #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSLimb

A novel Canadian multidisciplinary acute care pathway for people hospitalised with a diabetic foot ulcer Great work from our Canadian SALSAmigos showing how a novel HotFootLine can be effective in triage and limb preservation. This manuscript describes the implementation and initial evaluation of a novel Canadian acute care pathway for people with a diabetic foot... Continue Reading →

Offloading effects of a removable cast walker with and without modification for diabetes-related foot ulceration: a plantar pressure study #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb

Offloading effects of a removable cast walker with and without modification for diabetes-related foot ulceration: a plantar pressure study From our Aussie toemigos. Abstract Background Removable cast walkers (RCWs), with or without modifications, are used to offload diabetes-related foot ulcers (DRFUs), however there is limited data relating to their offloading effects. This study aimed to... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis and treatment of active Charcot neuro‐osteoarthropathy in persons with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review

Important work from Raspovic and coworkers from the first IWGDF expert group Background: There are uncertainties regarding the diagnostic criteria, optimal treatment methods, interventions, monitoring and determination of remission of Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy (CNO) of the foot and ankle in people with diabetes mellitus (DM). The aims of this systematic review are to investigate the evidence for... Continue Reading →

Breakthrough treatments for wound healing @scienceadvances #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb

This manuscript from Freeman and coworkers Skin injuries across the body continue to disrupt everyday life for millions of patients and result in prolonged hospital stays, infection, and death. Advances in wound healing devices have improved clinical practice but have mainly focused on treating macroscale healing versus underlying microscale pathophysiology. Consensus is lacking on optimal... Continue Reading →

The Impact of Implementing a Diabetic Limb-Preservation Program on Amputation Outcomes at an Academic Institution in a Majority-Minority State

This is important work from our SALSAmigo and former fellow, the pride of University of New Mexico, Eric Lew. Summary: Abstract Healthcare institutions with dedicated limb-preservation teams see lower amputation rates and improved quality of care.This study evaluated the results of a diabetic limb-preservation program implemented at an academic institution.Patients with diabetes admitted for osteomyelitis... Continue Reading →

@USC Professor David G. Armstrong Awarded Karel Bakker Limb Preservation Award at ISDF, 2023 ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC IntSympDF

For Immediate Release THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 11, 2023 - Professor David G. Armstrong, Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, received the prestigious 2023 Karel Bakker Award for Limb Preservation today, to a standing ovation at the King Willem-Alexander Auditorium... Continue Reading →

A vicious cycle: employment challenges associated with diabetes foot ulcers in an economically marginalized Southwest US sample ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @TzeWoeiTan @VascularAZ

Great work from Tze Woei Tan and coworkers. Aim: To describe patients’ reported employment challenges associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods: Fifteen patients from under-resourced communities in Southern Arizona, with a history of DFUs and/or amputations, were recruited from a tertiary referral center from June 2020 to February 2021. Participants consented to an audio-recorded semi-structured phone... Continue Reading →

Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Service Reduces Major Amputations in Diabetic Foot Infections ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @WeAreLAHealth @HarborUCLA_VS @JAPMAFeetTweets #ToeandFlow

Congratulations to Ashley Miller, Fred Bongard and crew on these important data on an even more important team approach to limb preservation. Abstract Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) can lead to limb loss and mortality. To improve patient care at a safety-net teaching hospital, we created a multidisciplinary limb salvage service (LSS). Methods: We recruited a cohort... Continue Reading →

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