@USC Renowned Podiatric Surgeon Prof. David G. Armstrong Sets a New Record with Over 70,000 Citations and an H-Index of 120 @USC_Vascular @KeckSchool_USC @ResearchatUSC

In an extraordinary testament to his impact on the field of podiatric surgery, limb preservation, and beyond, Dr. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), has achieved a monumental new milestone. Dr. Armstrong's scholarly work has now surpassed 70,000 citations... Continue Reading →

A new declaration for feet’s sake: Halving the global diabetic foot disease burden from 2% to 1% with next generation care

Based on the detailed review by Lazzarini et al. (2023), titled "A new declaration for feet's sake: Halving the global diabetic foot disease burden from 2% to 1% with next generation care", there's a significant and pressing call to action in the field of diabetic foot disease (DFD) management and care. This comprehensive article presents... Continue Reading →

Sensor-Assisted Wound Therapy: A Leap Forward in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment? #ActAgainstAmputation

In the realm of diabetic foot ulcer treatment, a recent randomized clinical trial has shed light on the potential of sensor-assisted wound therapy. The study, published on PubMed, enrolled 20 ambulatory patients to evaluate the effectiveness of this innovative approach[1]. The trial divided the participants into two groups. Both groups used the same offloading and... Continue Reading →

Antibacterial Bone Cement – More Support for Use?

Diabetic Foot Care with Antibacterial Bone Cement In a solid contribution, a meta-analysis led by Wu et al. (2023), published in the International Wound Journal, has examined the effectiveness of antibacterial bone cement (ABC) in treating infected diabetic foot wounds (IDFWs). This comprehensive analysis, involving decades' worth of research, marks a important step in addressing... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Three Decades of Progress – The IWGDF Guidelines on Diabetic Foot Disease Management

Reflecting on 30 Years of Evidence-Based Diabetic Foot Care The International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) has recently published a commentary marking three decades of its influential guidelines for managing diabetes-related foot disease. Authored by van Netten et al. (2023) and published in Diabetes Therapy, this piece offers a comprehensive overview of the... Continue Reading →

The Impact of Diabetic Foot Complications on Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

Unveiling the Link Between Diabetic Foot Complications and Increased Mortality Risk An important study by Stedman et al. (2023), featured in Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism, sheds light on the often-overlooked impact of diabetic foot complications on mortality rates among individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study not only quantifies the mortality outcomes linked to... Continue Reading →

Understanding the Link Between Ambulatory Status and Diabetic Foot Ulcer Outcomes

The Critical Role of Mobility in Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) Prognosis A recent study by Clegg et al. (2023), published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, has revealed vital insights into the predictive value of ambulatory status before the development of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) for amputation risk and one-year outcomes. This retrospective analysis... Continue Reading →

World-Renowned Podiatric Surgeon Dr. David G. Armstrong Delivers Lectures on Pioneering Efforts in Limb Preservation at 3rd Latin American International Wound Healing Symposium #ActAgainstAmputation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World-Renowned Podiatric Surgeon Dr. David G. Armstrong Delivers Lectures on Pioneering Efforts in Limb Preservation at 3rd Latin American International Wound Healing Symposium Dr. Marvin Madrigal, Prof. Harikrishna Nair, Dr. Andrea Icaza and Prof. David G. Armstrong following Plenary Session San Jose, Costa Rica – Esteemed Professor of Surgery Dr. David G.... Continue Reading →

The Diabetic Foot-Pain-Depression Cycle #ActAgainstAmputation #Depression

This is a study from our combined Dartmouth, Keck/USC, SMU team led by Brandon Brooks. Abstract Background: More than 86,000 Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) undergo nontraumatic lower-extremity amputations annually. The opioid-prescribing practice of podiatric surgeons remains understudied. We hypothesized that patients with T2DM who undergo any forefoot amputation while using antidepressant medication will... Continue Reading →

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