Imagine: Novel electrospun fibers with incorporated “healthy” commensal bacteria for potential preventive treatment of the diabetic foot

Imagine having an electrospun matrix seeded with “friendly” bacteria like lactobacillus. Thanks to our Slovenian colleagues, we’re one step closer to not having to imagine at all!   via Novel electrospun fibers with incorporated commensal bacteria for potential preventive treatment of the diabetic foot. – PubMed – NCBI

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Get some sleep…and heal that wound! High sleep apnea scores are associated with poor diabetic foot ulcer healing: study

AIMS: To assess the prevalence of risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea in people with diabetic foot ulcers and to determine whether this risk predicts diabetic foot ulcer healing. METHODS: We studied 94 consecutive people (69% men) with diabetic foot ulcers (Type 2 diabetes, n=66, Type 1 diabetes, n=28) attending a university hospital foot unit. […]

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South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease @DiabeticFootAus #ActAgainstAmputation

Congratulations to our long-time SALSAmigo, Matt Malone and the rest of his Sydneysider squad! via South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease – Diabetic Foot Australia

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High-Resolution Spectral Analysis Accurately Identifies the Bacterial Signature in Infected Chronic Foot Ulcers in People With Diabetes

Will we soon see more visual diagnostics for wounds? Congratulations to our colleagues in Melbourne for these intriguing data. Diabetic foot infections are a major cause of hospitalization, and delayed treatment can lead to numerous complications. The aim of this research was to investigate high-resolution spectroscopy of the wound center and periwound area for real-time […]

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Hoping to save limbs and toes, California moves to curtail #diabetes @CALmatters @KeckMedUSC @UCSFVascular

This from David Gorn for CalMatters The word “amputation” threw a chill down Michael Rubenstein’s spine. The 67-year-old diabetic from San Mateo still winces at the thought. “They told me I’d need to cut it off right about here,” he said, sawing his hand across his left shin. Two months after that diagnosis, he’s on an exam […]

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A Histologically Hostile Environment Made More Hospitable? @Nature @KeckMedUSC @APMA @NatureNews @WoundHeal @USC

This manuscript between our SALSA@USC team and Geoff Gurtner @Stanford. Up to one-third of patients with diabetes mellitus will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime. While this number appears to be rising, breakthrough therapies for this common, complex and costly condition have been, to this point, elusive.  

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US and British Podiatric Surgeons Keynote Romanian Diabetic Foot Symposium, Map Future of High Risk Limb Specialty

More than 200 physicians and surgeons from across Romania and the region attended the Romanian Association of Podiatry Symposium on the Diabetic Foot held in Sinaia, Romania this past week. Chaired by Dr. Norina Gavan and the University of Michigan’s Rodica Pop-Busui, the subject matter spanned the length and breadth of medical, surgical and mechanical […]

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