641 Delegates from 50 Nations, SVS, @APMA, @IWGDF Presidents Take Part in Historic #DFCONline. Announce New American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) @ALPSlimb @VascularSVS,

Some 641 physicians, surgeons, scientists, engineers and their trainees hailing from 50 nations participated in this year’s historic International Diabetic Foot Symposium (DFCon). Nicknamed “#DFCONline” because of its virtual, peri-pandemic nature. Co-Chairs David G. Armstrong of USC, Joseph L. Mills of Baylor College of Medicine and Michael S. Conte of UCSF welcomed a characteristically eclectic […]

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Temporal trends in rates of infection-related hospitalisations in Hong Kong people with and without diabetes, 2001–2016: a retrospective study

Work from Prof. Juliana Chan and team in Hong Kong gives further compelling data on the prevalence and severity of infections– and especially diabetes-related foot infections in a large, long-term population-based study.

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Lower extremity amputations and long-term outcomes in diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review

A terrific contribution from Rathanayake and coworkers Lower extremity amputations and long-term outcomes in diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review The weighted mean of re-amputation was 20.14%, 29.63% and 45.72% at 1, 3 and 5 years respectively.

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Using #DeepLearning to Identify Infection and Ischemia in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Excellent continuing work from Moi Hoon Yap, Neil Reeves and colleagues from Manchester, et al! Abstract Recognition and analysis of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU) using computerized methods is an emerging research area with the evolution of image-based machine learning algorithms. Existing research using visual computerized methods mainly focuses on recognition, detection, and segmentation of the […]

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Time is Tissue: Greater than Two Week Delay for Detecting Recurrent Limb Threatening Diabetic Foot Ulcers @BMJ_Latest #ActAgainstAmputation @KeckMedUSC @UMich @Podimetrics @UTSouthwestern @USC_Vascular

Recent work in BMJ Diabetes from our combined team at USC, University of Michigan, UT Southwestern, Podimetrics and University of Amsterdam analyzed two recent studies of recurrent wounds. What we found was that identification of wounds was clustered around visits to the doctor. This led to an average 15 day delay in diagnosis– and a […]

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