Scientists have identified two proteins that can partially stimulate growth in amputated toes in mice, a discovery that puts us one step closer to one day being able to replace amputated limbs in humans. Congratulations to our colleagues Yu and coworkers at Texas A&M. Nature Communicationsvolume 10, Article number: 424 (2019)Read More Regrowing toes…step by step?
Brilliant work from Bob Langer’s lab @MIT.Read More Insulin…via smart pill? Buckle up. @MIT
A landmark study from a large team of UK investigators including our long-time SALSAmigos Profs. Ben Lipsky and Tony Berendt reports no difference in outcomes from Oral vs. IV antimicrobials for bone and joint infections. Bottom line: as we have said for many years- if a patient has a functioning gut…Choose the least complex option. […]Read More Landmark OVIVA study: Oral vs. IV in Osteomyelitis- No Difference? @NEJM
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 featured on a special edition of NPR’s Tech Nation with Dr. Moira Gunn. The program, which was focusing on technology to treat pain and the absence of pain. The interview, […]Read More How Tech is Transforming Care for People with Diabetes Who Can’t Feel Pain @NPR @TechNation interview with David G. Armstrong and Davide Vigano
Important new work from our Lyonnaise and German colleagues published in the journal Diabetes. Neurovascular response to pressure in patients with diabetic foot ulcer Julien Vouillarmet MD1, Audrey Josset-Lamaugarny2,3, Paul Michon MD1, Jean Louis Saumet MD, PhD2,3, Audrey Koitka-Weber PhD4,5, Samir Henni MD4, Berengere Fromy PhD2,3, Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel PhD2,3 Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a […]Read More Study: People with Diabetic Foot Ulcers Don’t Vasodilate after Pressure Challenge. A New Marker for Risk (and Treatment Target)?
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