Graduation of the First Lawrence B. Harkless Fellows in Limb Preservation @USC Department of Surgery @KeckMedUSC

In a glittering event at Pasadena’s Langham Hotel, Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Division held its commencement ceremonies including both vascular and podiatric surgical graduates. For the first time, this included graduates of the Department’s limb preservation fellowship. Perhaps even more notable was that this is the first such “named” fellowship […]

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@USCs Armstrong is First Podiatric Surgeon to Publish 500 Peer Reviewed Manuscripts, Reaching Landmark at 50 years old @KeckMedUSC @APMA

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance published his 500th peer reviewed manuscript in 2019, at age 50. He becomes the first podiatric surgeon in the history of the specialty to reach this landmark. He and his colleagues have become the first podiatric surgeons to publish in […]

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Four versus six weeks of antibiotic therapy for osteoarticular infections after implant removal: a randomized trial. What’s the verdict?

Important work from our friends and colleagues from Turkey and Washington (Prof. Ben Lipsky). Background The optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for treating orthopaedic implant infections after surgical drainage and complete implant removal is unknown.Methods This was a single-centre, unblinded, prospective trial randomizing (1:1) eligible patients to either 4 or 6 weeks of systemic, pathogen-targeted antibiotic […]

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Just move!!! Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality: Older women who took 4,400 had lower mortality than those taking 2,700; risk of death continued to decrease with more steps up to 7,500 before leveling off http://bit.ly/2XhEN7h

In the world of step goals and activity trackers, the number 10,000 can sound like a magic one. Many wearable devices that track the number of steps a person takes each day come pre-programmed with a daily goal of 10,000 steps. But while a large body of evidence shows that physical activity is good for […]

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The risk of death is 9 times higher than amputation for people in diabetic foot remission

Important work from our Scottish colleagues Graham Leese and coworkers (with a little help from Nottingham). Some key take home messages: AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Our aim was to investigate amputation-free survival in people at high risk for foot ulceration in diabetes (‘high-risk foot’), and to compare different subcategories of high-risk foot. METHODS: Overall, 17,353 people with diabetes […]

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Armstrong First Podiatric Surgeon to Keynote Digital Diabetes Congress…virtually @KeckMedUSC @USC @APMA

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine became the first podiatric surgeon to keynote the Digital Diabetes Congress in San Francisco, yesterday. Presenting virtually after his flight was cancelled, the lecture featured SALSA and other group’s efforts spanning works from wearable […]

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A Lack of Decline in Major non-Traumatic Amputations in Texas: Risk Factors and the Impact of Revascularization #ToeFlowandGo @apma @vascularsvs #CLI #CLTI #DiabeticFoot

Superb work from Garcia and coworkers in Diabetes Care Abstract OBJECTIVE Nontraumatic major lower extremity amputations (LEAs) have been reported to be declining nationally; however, trends in Texas have been less well described. We evaluated demographic and clinical risk factors and revascularization associations for LEAs by using inpatient hospital discharge data in Texas from 2005 to […]

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@KeckMedUSC hosts @CMSGov Broadcast on Pressure Ulcer Best Practices @TheNPUAP

More people die of pressure ulcers than from auto accidents or from opioid abuse. The cost is more than $26 billion. Despite these data, this is often a silent condition that can go unrecognized. The good news is that much of this is preventable. Today, at Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, […]

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