Armstrong First Podiatric Surgeon to Keynote Digital Diabetes Congress…virtually @KeckMedUSC @USC @APMA

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine became the first podiatric surgeon to keynote the Digital Diabetes Congress in San Francisco, yesterday. Presenting virtually after his flight was cancelled, the lecture featured SALSA and other group’s efforts spanning works from wearable […]

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A Lack of Decline in Major non-Traumatic Amputations in Texas: Risk Factors and the Impact of Revascularization #ToeFlowandGo @apma @vascularsvs #CLI #CLTI #DiabeticFoot

Superb work from Garcia and coworkers in Diabetes Care Abstract OBJECTIVE Nontraumatic major lower extremity amputations (LEAs) have been reported to be declining nationally; however, trends in Texas have been less well described. We evaluated demographic and clinical risk factors and revascularization associations for LEAs by using inpatient hospital discharge data in Texas from 2005 to […]

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@KeckMedUSC hosts @CMSGov Broadcast on Pressure Ulcer Best Practices @TheNPUAP

More people die of pressure ulcers than from auto accidents or from opioid abuse. The cost is more than $26 billion. Despite these data, this is often a silent condition that can go unrecognized. The good news is that much of this is preventable. Today, at Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, […]

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Black, Latino patients much more likely than whites to undergo amputations related to diabetes @CNN and @KHNews featuring @KeckMedUSC @APMA @VascularSVS #ActAgainstAmputation

This article in CNN via Anna Gorman and Kaiser Health News. On his regular rounds at the University of Southern California’s Keck Hospital, Dr. David Armstrong lives a brutal injustice of American health care.Each week, dozens of patients with diabetes come to him with deep wounds, severe infections and poor circulation — debilitating complications of […]

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Lawrence B. Harkless Honored with First Ever Named Limb Preservation Fellowship @KeckMedUSC

For the first time in the history of academic medicine and podiatric surgery, a major university has created a named fellowship in limb preservation. In a wider vascular “Ambassadors” event highlighting the Department of Surgery of Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, the Lawrence B. Harkless Limb Preservation Fellowship was officially unveiled. […]

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@KeckMedUSC David G. Armstrong Provides Keynote at 40th Diabetes Association Symposium in Taipei

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) became the first podiatric surgeon to provide a Plenary Address to the Diabetes Association of the Republic of China last week in Taipei. The program, which featured […]

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Endovascular first for every diabetic heel wound? Not so fast…

Terrific work from our long-time friends and colleagues from Lund. Enjoy! Abstract Background: Heel ulcers in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are hard to heal. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the difference in amputation-free survival (AFS) between open and endovascular revascularization in patients with DM, PAD, […]

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@USC’s Armstrong Keynotes 10th Abu Dhabi Wound Healing Symposium

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at University of Southern California delivered the “State of The Art” Keynote address at the 10th Annual Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference held in the United Arab Emirates this past weekend. The lecture, entitled “Offloading the Diabetic Foot: 30 […]

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