The Potential Role of Sensors, Wearables and Telehealth in the Remote Management of Diabetes-Related Foot Disease from the team at @JCU @USC @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular @APMA #DiabeticFoot

This work, led by Jonathan Golledge and Mal Fernando along with us at SALSA @USC casts a wide net in the present peri-pandemic and future role of remote patient monitoring in this area. Diabetes-related foot disease (DFD), which includes foot ulcers, infection and gangrene, is a leading cause of the global disability burden. About half […]

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A “Foot Selfie”- Using Mobile Phones for Diabetic Foot Surveillance

Great work from Anthony and coworkers detailing practical aspects of working with our patients’ to refine remote monitoring. Our experience with “foot selfies” has been equally promising. In fact, we have weekly “foot selfie” rounds to review the previous week’s patient photos. Background: Early detection of diabetic foot ulcers can improve outcomes. However, patients do […]

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Diabetic foot surgery ‘‘Made in Italy”. Results of 15 years of activity of a third-level centre managed by diabetologists

Terrific valedictory work by our long-time SALSAmigo, Prof. Alberto Piaggesi, et al from Pisa. Aim: To evaluate clinical outcomes in patients who underwent diabetic foot surgery (DFS) managed directly by diabetologists in a third-level Centre over 15-year.Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 1.857 patients affected by diabetic foot (Age 67.1 ± 12.3 yrs, diabetes duration 19.2 ± 9.8 yrs, […]

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Minimally Invasive Distal Metatarsal Diaphyseal Osteotomies (DMDO) in the Diabetic Foot

This terrific and practical procedure from Biz and Ruggieri is outlined well in this manuscript. Minimally Invasive Surgery: Osteotomies for Diabetic Foot Disease KEY POINTS   The treatment of diabetic foot ulcers is still challenging, but the application of minimally invasive surgery now represents a strategic management of these lesions to achieve health goals, highly […]

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A microbial-load-guided debridement decision tree using bacterial fluorescence imaging #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

Strong concept from Cole and Coe. One can see the future of theragnostic-driven care in works like this. Use of a bacterial fluorescence imaging system to target wound debridement and accelerate healing: a pilot study Objective: Optimal wound-bed preparation consists of regular debridement to remove devitalised tissues, reduce bacterial load, and to establish an environment […]

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Why must we MRI? X-Ray Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: A Clinical Comparison

Compelling work from our colleagues Garlani and coworkers from Geneva Abstract Objective: Radiographic imaging is an important diagnostic tool in diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). It is unknown whether DFO cases diagnosed with conventional X-ray versus positive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) differ regarding epidemiology and treatment outcome. Theoretically, signs of inflammation on MRI without bone lesions […]

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Current concepts underlying the pathophysiology of acute Charcot neuroarthropathy in the diabetic foot and ankle @WesternU #ActAgainstAmputation

A brief, compelling review from Yates and coworkers from Western University’s College of Podiatric Medicine Current concepts underlying the pathophysiology of acute Charcot neuroarthropathy in the diabetic foot and ankle. To summarize: There are far more numerous connections between bone metabolism and the inflammatory cycle than previously thought. IL-17E, advanced glycation end-products, and monocyte differentiation […]

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Trends in Lower Extremity #Amputation Incidence in European Union 15+ Countries 1990 to 2017 #ActAgainstAmputation #Diabeticfoot

Trends in Lower Extremity Amputation Incidence in European Union 15+ Countries 1990-2017 Hughes and coworkers, 2020, Trends in Lower Extremity Amputation Incidence in European Union 15+ Countries 1990-2017 Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Objective: Lower extremity amputation (LEA) carries significant mortality, morbidity, and health economic burden. In the Western world, it most commonly results from […]

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Diabetes and COVID: Coronavirus highlights America’s health problems @KeckMedUSC @USC @USAToday

This article about a tale of two cities- in one city– dramatically accelerated by COVID19. Featuring our SALSAmiga, @USC’s Anne Peters. r. Anne Peters splits her mostly virtual workweek between a diabetes clinic on the west side of Los Angeles and one on the east side of the sprawling city.  Three days a week she […]

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@USC Armstrong Keynotes 2020 WoundCon – Virtual Symposium to 8000 delegates, worldwide, presenting new data on the impact of coordinated care on #DiabeticFoot amputation prevention @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck Medicine of University of Southern California keynoted the largest ever online gathering of clinicians dedicated to tissue repair and wound healing, worldwide, WoundCon. “The level of enthusiasm– even in the midst of a pandemic– was palpable”, noted […]

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