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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“Toe and Flow” Team Surgical Approach Lowers Diabetic Amputation Dramatically: Study

A new surgical approach has been developed to address the threat of arterial disease which now equals diabetes as a leading cause of foot and leg amputations. Podiatric surgeons and vascular surgeons from the Manchester Royal Infirmary have formed the Lower Limb Preservation Team, which has reduced major amputation rates by about 23 per cent in the city […]

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Autonomous_ID and @USC Team Share 2018 Global Type 1 #Diabetes Innovation Award with Tech Designed to Prevent Amputations @KeckMedUSC @USCViterbi

Autonomous_ID, a Canadian-American tech company and clinician researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California shared in an award focusing on global innovation in Diabetes.  Their program, called “Smart Sole Salvation” won the Global People’s Choice Award. It is a combination of multiple technologies designed to foster improved activity while also […]

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Transcutaneous oxygen- not ABI or toe pressure- is a predictor for short-term survival in people with diabetic foot ulcers (study)

Compelling new data from Magnus Londahl and team. Yet more support for evaluating BOTH hemodynamics and tissue perfusion? AIMS: Ankle-brachial index (ABI) is the most commonly used test when diagnosing peripheral vascular disease and is considered a marker for cardiovascular risk. Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2), a test associated with microvascular function, has in several studies […]

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SmartSoleSalvation: @KeckMedUSC Physicians Head Up Semifinalist Team in the 2018 Diabetes Innovation Global Challenge @USC @USC_Research @USCViterbi

Cutting-edge “Intelligent Insole” promises to reduce hospitalizations and increase quality of life through biofeedback technology   Professors David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD Charles Y. Liu, MD, PhD, have worked with Canadian company Autonomous ID to develop a portable home medical device: an insole that will help patients with diabetes monitor their health and avoid […]

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