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 was named to a blue-ribbon panel designed to develop patient-oriented measures in people with peripheral artery disease. The panel, which convened this week outside of Washington, DC, consisted of […]Read More @USC Podiatric Surgeon First to Be Named to National Panel to Develop Patient-Oriented Measures for People with Peripheral Artery Disease @KeckMedUSC
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 served as inaugural Copeland-Meier Visiting Professor of Surgery and Lecturer at the University of Cincinnati this week. Armstrong was honored for his work in amputation prevention, worldwide. “We can’t […]Read More @USC Prof. David G. Armstrong gives inaugural Copeland-Meier Surgery Professorship and Lecture at 200th Anniversary year of University of Cincinnati
Great work from our SALSAmigos in Nottingham. In summary: diversity is good. Single bug dominance is bad. Purpose. While some micro-organisms, such as Staphylococcus aureus, are clearly implicated in causing tissue damage in diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), our knowledge of the contribution of the entire microbiome to clinical outcomes is limited. We profiled the microbiome […]Read More Examining diabetic heel ulcers through an ecological lens: microbial community dynamics associated with healing and infection
These data from Spoden and coworkers suggest a steady trend toward lower mortality and lower level of amputation despite a higher prevalence of peripheral artery disease.Read More Amputation levels in Germany 2005-2015: More toes, fewer legs, less death. Good news?
A trio of experts from tech, prosthetics and academic medicine were acknowledged with an Innovation Award at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2019) in Las Vegas Nevada this week for their work in developing a “Smart Boot” to heal diabetic wounds. “It is a great privilege to be given this award for the SBi Motus […]Read More Team from tech, prosthetics and @KeckMedUSC become first to win Innovation Award for “Smart Boot” @CES
Many years ago, our team at SALSA@USC began working with gesture-based computing to manipulate images in the operating room. We used an early version of the Leap Controller. It now looks like our friends and colleagues at Google are turning things up to 11! See this article in Engadget.Read More Will we be speaking sign language to our computers in the Operating Room?
Terrific work from our SALSAmigos Jaap van Netten, Pete Lazzarini and coworkers. Background: New strategies are needed to engage people in the self-care of their diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). We aimed to develop and evaluate the usability and usefulness of a new smartphone application to engage people with DFUs in self-care. Methods: We developed “MyFootCare”, […]Read More Development of MyFootCare: A smartphone application to actively engage people in their diabetic foot ulcer self-care
Promising work from our Darbyshire SALSAmigos. • Source: Wounds UK . Jul2018, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p34-39. 5p. • Author(s): GRAY, KATIE; GAME, FRANCES; PINNINGTON, LORRAINE • Abstract: Background: Recommendations published by the international working group of the diabetic foot (2015) advise that patients should limit standing and walking to facilitate optimal wound healing. Aims: […]Read More Encouraging reduction of activity amongst patients with diabetic foot ulcers.
A hybrid approach that represents intriguing and potentially important work from our long-time friends from Milano and Bergamo. Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a preliminary experience in treating no-option critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients with a hybrid foot vein arterialization (HFVA) technique combining open plus endovascular approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2016 and January 2018, […]Read More Deep vein arterialization for no option limb salvage: a preliminary report @diabeticfoot1 #CLTI
We are grateful to Linda Geiss and her coworkers at CDC for their always intriguing efforts at revealing the big picture to us. These data– which certainly aren’t welcome news– are supremely important. Do they signal what we’ve posited for some time? Did the increase in the “denominator” of people with diabetes in the mid-1990s […]Read More Resurgence of Diabetes-Related Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation in the Young and Middle-Aged Adult U.S. Population