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¿Como salvé mi pie? La historia jamás contada del pie diabético – a Diabetic Foot Owners Manual from Al Pie Peru

Perhaps the most comprehensive patient-centric owners manual in any language was released today by the team at Al Pie Peru. Led by Dra. Yudith Quispe, this work covers everything from daily checks to descriptions of mechanisms of wound healing. The manual is available here. The launch video of the book is here

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Economic Value of Podiatric Surgery when Added to A Vascular Surgery Program #ActAgainstAmputation #ToeandFlow @vascularsvs @alpslimb @apma

Important data from Naren Patel et al at the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). Bottom line: With equal number of surgeons, podiatry contributed 40% of total wRVUs generated by the entire program in 2019. Here are the granular data in for those of you interested in developing a limb preservation program. […]

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A Free, Comprehensive Limb Preservation Owner’s Manual For Patients (and their docs) From @NealBarshes @BCM_Surgery – in 10 Languages

We can’t say enough about the great and good works of our SALSAmigo, Neil Barshes, the pride of Houston. On his github page, he has published what amounts to a soup-to-nuts owners manual for patients and their clinicians interested in limb preservation. Here it is, reprinted: As an academic vascular surgeon, I work to develop […]

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SALSA’s Diabetic Foot Ulcer Flowchart to help #ActAgainstAmputation

We’ve had many people ask for our generalized flowchart for care. Here it is. As always, these are living documents that change over time. Feel free to improve and pay it forward! Assessment of the Diabetic Foot: Wound, Ischemia and Foot Infection (WIFI) Patient with Diabetic Foot Ulcer (A) Of the 435 million people with […]

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How to build and certify a center of excellence for limb preservation @ALPSlimb @VascularSVS @APMA @USC @KeckMedUSC #ToeFlowandGo

Here is the link for the global vascular guidelines. And listed below is section 12 by Rogers and Armstrong detailing methods of developing and certifying a limb preservation unit. We like to think of this as trauma centers for atraumatic wounds/ischemia/infection as described here. Additional information on German and Belgian efforts at limb preservation center […]

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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Grand Challenge 2021: Evaluation and Summary #DiabeticFoot #GrandChallenge #ActAgainstAmputation #AI #DeepLearning @NSF @NIDDK

This just published in arXiv Bill Cassidy1, Connah Kendrick1, Neil D. Reeves2, Joseph M. Pappachan3,Claire O’Shea4, David G. Armstrong5 , and Moi Hoon Yap1 Abstract. Diabetic foot ulcer classification systems use the presence of wound infection (bacteria present within the wound) and ischaemia (restricted blood supply) as vital clinical indicators for treatment and prediction of […]

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy linked to cognitive decline in type 2 diabetes

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is associated with a decline in cognition for people with type 2 diabetes, according to study findings published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. In findings from the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes Study (GRADE), diabetic peripheral neuropathy was associated with worse results in cognitive tests, but no association was found with […]

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World Diabetes Day D-Foot International Program Dedicates 100th Anniversary of Insulin to Amputation Prevention @USC @USC_Vascular @apma @alpslimb @keckmedusc

Colleagues from five continents joined forces today to celebrate World Diabetes Day. Their goal in the D-Foot International Program: To eliminate preventable amputations over the next generation. For more information on WDD click on the image below

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@USC Podiatric Surgeon Armstrong Named World’s Top Ranked Expert on Diabetic Foot From 2011-2021 by Expertscape

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery, co-Director of the Limb Preservation Program and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) was named the world’s top expert on the diabetic foot for years 2011-2021. The ranking, based on publications and citations of publications, was tabulated in data released today. Armstrong, who has nearly 600 […]

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Armstrong Represents USA in Hybrid Limb Preservation Program in North Macedonia @USC @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular @APMA @ALPSLimb

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the USC Limb Preservation Consortium was the keynote speaker during the diabetic foot section of the Scientific Association of endocrinologists and diabetologists of Macedonia. Held live in Skopje and internationally online, the session was chaired by Prof. Irfan Ahmeti, Endocrinologist and Chair of the International Working Group on the […]

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