Dialysis Treatment is an Independent Risk Factor for Foot Morbidity @cynthiaformosa1 #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

Excellent work by our Maltese colleagues on this important subject that should be front of mind for anyone looking after people with diabetes Schembri N and Formosa, C Aim: To determine the prevalence of foot morbidity among patients with ESRD on dialysis. Methods: A prospective, non-experimental, quantitative time series design was employed. Forty-seven participants were recruited in the […]

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Smart Offloading Boot System for Remote Patient Monitoring: Toward Adherence Reinforcement + Proper Physical Activity Prescription for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients @NIDDK @NIH #ActAgainstAmputation @USC @KeckMedUSC @bcmsurgery @sensoriainc

This just published in JDST highlights the first ever smart boot system designed to explore the boundaries of boosting adherence to care in people with diabetic foot ulcers. Catherine Park 1 2 3, Ramkinker Mishra 1, Davide Vigano 4, Maurizio Macagno 4, Stefano Rossotti 4, Karen D’Huyvetter 5, Jason Garcia 5, David G Armstrong 5 6, Bijan Najafi 1 Background: A critical factor in healing diabetic foot ulcers is patient adherence to offloading devices. We tested […]

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Time is Tissue: Rates of Conversion from Dry to Wet Gangrene Following Lower Extremity Revascularization @AnahitaDua @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation @avsgjournal

Superb work from our colleagues at MGH under the aegis of Anahita Dua Key Finding Rates of Wet Gangrene were 7.7% at 30 days following revascularization with a mean time to conversion of 13.5 days.• Take Home Message Rates of conversion from wet to dry gangrene were 7.7% in the first 30 days after revascularization. […]

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First-ever “episode of care” data shows the true toll of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Study @USC @KeckMedUSC

This from our collective team at USC / University of Michigan / University of Arizona and Podimetrics We validated a model to identify diabetic foot ulcer episodes in Medicare data. With this model, we compared morbidity and mortality rates during and after episodes. All-cause mortality was 1.5 times more likely during diabetic foot ulcer episodes. […]

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Effect of Buerger Allen exercises on foot perfusion among patient with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review & meta-analysis (and a video)

Effect of buerger allen exercise on foot perfusion among patient with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review & meta-analysis For more information on how to do the exercises, see here Highlights ⁃ Diabetes is associated with greater severity and more diffuse peripheral artery disease relative to non-diabetics.⁃ Elevation of lower extremities Feet movement Resting of the […]

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Single cell transcriptomic landscape of diabetic foot ulcers @NatureComms @ALPSLimb

Superb work from the Beth Israel Deaconess / Harvard Medical School and Emory University. Enjoy the full text of this magnum opus here. Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) is a devastating complication of diabetes whose pathogenesis remains incompletely understood. Here, we profile 174,962 single cells from the foot, forearm, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells using single-cell […]

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@USC Podiatric Surgeon David G. Armstrong First to Reach 600 Peer Reviewed Publications @KeckMedUSC @USC_Vascular @alpslimb @ResearchAtUSC

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) published his 600th peer reviewed manuscript in 2022, at age 52. He becomes the first podiatric surgeon in the history of the specialty to reach this landmark. He reached 500 peer reviewed manuscripts at age 50. His work has […]

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