Doctors who focus on the foot and brain create a smart insole @USC @KeckMedUSC @APMA

By Lex Davis Professors David Armstrong and Charles Liu at first seemed to be an unlikely pair. But the podiatric surgeon and neurosurgeon clicked on a personal level and promptly realized they had a lot to offer each other as Keck School of Medicine of USC collaborators. Both were already studying how much information a person takes in through the […]

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Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications are a leading cause of the global burden of disability. #WHO @APMA @FootInDiabetes @KeckMedUSC @USC

Is the diabetic foot the biggest public health problem you’ve never heard of? This study from Queensland University of Technology and USC  report that foot complications of diabetes are now ​a top 10 condition in the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease and Disability. via Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications are a leading cause of the […]

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@KeckMedUSC Armstrong Keynotes Record Breaking @TheWesternFAC Announcing Return to @USC after 25 years

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California gave this year’s keynote at the Western Podiatric Medical Conference. “To return home to Southern California after a quarter century and see a record-breaking symposium like this is just […]

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Sarcopenia increases the risk for mortality in patients who undergo amputation for diabetic foot @jfootankleres

Yet more evidence that sarcopenia– or is it frailty?– increases risk for death following diabetes-related amputation. What is the role of rehab– or prehabilitation– for these patients? Background Although there have been reports that diabetes affects the prevalence of sarcopenia, no studies have examined the relationship between sarcopenia and mortality in patients undergoing leg amputation. […]

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Decreasing rates of major lower-extremity amputation in people with diabetes but not in those without: a nationwide study in Belgium #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

Important work from Claessen et al, which includes our long-time clinical and epidemiological colleagues Stephan Morbach, Isabelle Dumont Andrea Icks and Kristien van Acker. Aims/hypothesis The reduction of major lower-extremity amputations (LEAs) is one of the main goals in diabetes care. Our aim was to estimate annual LEA rates in individuals with and without diabetes […]

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#CLTI #Remission #DiabeticFoot: Recurrence of Critical Limb Ischemia After Endovascular Intervention in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Important work from Luigi Uccioli’s Tor Vergata team. Bravo. The message: Our patients are in vascular remission just as they are in diabetic foot remission. 25% will require re-angioplasty at one year. Abstract Objective: To establish the rate of clinical recurrence of critical limb ischemia (CLI) in diabetic patients with ischemic foot ulcers (DFUs) treated by […]

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A national survey of UK podiatry: The #ToeandFlow need to keep working to #ActAgainstAmputation @footindiabetes

Intriguing data from the UK showing that, while strides are being made, there is big room for improvement in pathways. Abstract Background We aimed to investigate podiatry practice in diagnosing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in diabetes, decision making once PAD is suspected and limitations of referral pathways. Methods A survey, comprising 26 questions was distributed […]

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How two health leaders are paving the way to eliminating wounds and amputations in diabetes @KeckMedUSC and Davide Vigano of @Sensoriainc @healthpilot @OutcomesRocket

Here is the link to the Podcast featuring Vigano and Armstrong courtesy of Saul Marquez and Outcomes Rocket. Enjoy! via How Two Health Leaders are Paving the Way in Diabetic Foot Problems with David Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director at Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance at Keck School of Medicine and Davide Vigano, Co-Founder […]

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@USC @KeckMedUSC The Innovators Lecture Series Features George Tolomiczenko: Engineers+Clinicians+Students+Energy = Innovation Magic @USCViterbi @george_tolo

Bringing Physicians and Surgeons together with Biomedical Engineers using engineering and medical students as the “glue” is the goal of Health Technology and Engineering (HTE@USC) and their co-Founder George Tolomiczenko. Strap in and innovate!   Here’s the brief wrap up interview.   Here is George’s superb lecture.

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