Risk of Ipsilateral Reamputation Following an Incident Toe Amputation Among U.S. Military Veterans With Diabetes, 2005–2016

Important work from Littman and coworkers (including Profs Landry and Ed Boyko) in Diabetes Care. Risk of Ipsilateral Reamputation Following an Incident Toe Amputation Among U.S. Military Veterans With Diabetes, 2005–2016 OBJECTIVE To assess whether the risk of subsequent lower-limb amputations and death following an initial toe amputation among individuals with diabetes has changed over […]

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All Feet on Deck: The Role of Podiatry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preventing hospitalizations in an overburdened healthcare system, reducing amputation and death in people with diabetes #COVID19 #ActAgainstAmputation

The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) has e-published a fast track article on podiatry’s role during the COVID-19 pandemic authored by Drs. Lee C. Rogers, Lawrence A. Lavery, Warren S. Joseph, and David G. Armstrong. “The COVID-19 pandemic is driving significant change in the healthcare system and disrupting the best practices for diabetic limb preservation, leaving large […]

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Five year mortality and direct costs of care for people with diabetic foot complications are comparable to cancer #DiabeticFoot

This manuscript just published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research constitutes an update of the data from the 2007 manuscript using all-new data. Background: In 2007, we reported a summary of data comparing diabetic foot complications to cancer. The purpose of this brief report was to refresh this with the best available data as […]

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The International #DiabeticFoot Ulcer Grand Challenge: Google Photos for High and Low Risk Feet?

We are proud to be on the leadership committee for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Grand Challenge. It consists of members from the UK, USA and New Zealand with the prime goal of preventing diabetic foot complications through early recognition and machine learning algorithms.

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Contact with a podiatrist reduces risk for amputation: results of a meta analysis

In this superb meta analysis by Blanchette and coworkers in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (JFAR) it is clear that teamwork works in studies, worldwide. What also may be the case is that teams including podiatry may yield enhanced benefits– like possibly fewer high level amputation (foot/leg) in favor of the same or slightly […]

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Study: Global Disability Burden of Diabetic Foot Complications: Massive Increase, Worldwide Over a Generation @QUT @USC @USC_vascular @keckmedusc @apma #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

In a wide-ranging collaborative study between Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern California, University of Greenwich and University of Amsterdam published in the flagship diabetes journal Diabetes Care, our collaborate research team report on the global burden of a lesser known complication of diabetes- foot complications. At least 131 million people worldwide have lower […]

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Good Vibrations? Can pre-conditioning someone before activity with vibratory therapy reduce risk for ulceration and reulceration? #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation #Diabetes

Interesting work from Zhu and coworkers at UIC, Xian and Beijing. It certainly remains to be seen whether this can modulate reactive hyperemia in people with diabetes, but the idea remains compelling. Effects of Preconditioning Local Vibrations on Subsequent Plantar Skin Blood Flow Response to Walking Abstract Weight-bearing exercise such as walking may increase risk […]

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