Preventing foot ulceration in diabetes: systematic review and meta-analyses of RCT data #DiabeticFoot #Remission #ActAgainstAmputation @Diabetologia

Strong work from Fay Crawford and team! Aims/hypothesis Foot ulceration is a serious complication for people with diabetes that results in high levels of morbidity for individuals and significant costs for health and social care systems. Nineteen systematic reviews of preventative interventions have been published, but none provides a reliable numerical summary of treatment effects. […]

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Team + Technology + Tenacity = Hope to #ActAgainstAmputatio n in Diabetes @ConversationUS @APMA #ToeFlowandGo @VascularSVS @USC @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular

Diabetic foot wounds kill millions, but high-tech solutions and teamwork are making a difference David G. Armstrong, University of Southern California What if someone told you that there’s a disease you could catch where you couldn’t feel any symptoms coming on? And that this occurs every 1.2 seconds somewhere in the world? What if you […]

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@USC Professor and Podiatric Surgeon David G. Armstrong appointed to Rancho Research Institute Board of Directors @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular @APMA

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at University of Southern California (USC) was unanimously appointed to the Board of Directors to the Rancho Research Institute (RRI). The RRI is a world-renowned program at the National Rehabilitation Center at Rancho Los Amigos in Los Angeles dedicated […]

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Diabetic foot ulcers: a silent killer of veterans – STAT @APMA @VascularSVS @AmDiabetesAssn

This in honor of Veterans Day in STAT. By David G. Armstrong Veterans who survive the horrors of war or the other dangers of military service often die years later from a silent but deadly scourge: diabetic foot ulcers, open sores or lesions that typically start on the bottom of the foot. Click here for […]

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David G. Armstrong becomes first podiatric surgeon to keynote Balgrist symposium in Zurich @KeckMedUSC @USC @APMA

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 (USC) became the first podiatric surgeon invited to keynote the 8th Balgrist Symposium on the Diabetic Foot. Armstrong was the only external invited speaker. His lecture spanned the history […]

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Bacterial Diversity of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Current Status and Future Prospectives @Macquarie_Uni @KeckMedUSC @USC #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

Here’s a transpacific effort anchored at Macquarie with a SALSA @USC assist that works to outline the current state of play in assessing the microbial environment in diabetic foot ulcers. Enjoy. Abstract: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are associated with reduced patient quality of life, lower-extremity amputation, hospitalization, and high morbidity […]

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A tale of two cities: Reduction in Diabetes-Related Major Amputation Rates After Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Model: An Evaluation in Alberta, Canada #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @apma #ToeFlowandGo

Important work from the University of Calgary . In summary: Two cities of similar size and demographics in the same health coverage region are compared. One gets a university-hospital-based limb preservation system . The other doesn’t. Here are your data. BACKGROUND: Lower limb amputations (LLAs) are a major debilitating complication of diabetes. The toe and […]

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Can topical statins improve healing?

The always active, always clever lab of Marjana Tomic-Canic and coworkers have yet another strong addition to the literature in JCI insight. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a life-threatening disease that often result in lower limb amputations and a shortened lifespan. Current treatment options are limited and often not efficacious, raising the need for new […]

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