Making the equivocal unequivocal: standardization of clean margins in diabetic foot osteomyelitis

This from Brian Schmidt and Christine Jarocki of University of Michigan Background The prevalence of diabetes mellitus continues to rise. Diabetic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis are a diabetes-related complication presenting a significant burden to this cohort. A cure to diabetic foot osteomyelitis remains elusive and standard of care has failed to improve outcomes. To advance […]

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“Nature’s Microsurgeons” Star in Innovative Telemedicine Procedure @USC @KeckMedUSC

This by way of Lex Davis of KSOM’s public affairs department! David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD , co-director of Keck Medicine of USC’s limb salvage program, had a patient with a problem. Post-surgery, the patient had developed necrotic tissue at the site of the wound—according to an AI algorithm, the wound was 46% necrotic. […]

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Where did “10,000 steps a day” come from? What do the data say, anyway?

A really thoughtful piece from Tanner Garrity in Inside Hook asks “Where does 10,000 steps really come from? Enjoy Welcome to The Workout From Home Diaries. Throughout our national self-isolation period, we’ll be sharing single-exercise deep dives, offbeat belly-busters and general get-off-the-couch inspiration that doesn’t require a visit to your (now-shuttered) local gym. Once a day, […]

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Mojo Vision is Working on Making AR Contact Lenses a Reality

This, courtesy of Digital Trends magazine Steve Sinclair, the senior vice president of product and marketing at a Silicon Valley startup called Mojo Vision, is excited about the technology his company is developing. And he’s betting you’ll be excited, too — so excited that you’ll forget all about the fact that using it requires you to […]

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Transmetatarsal and Minor Amputation Versus Major Leg Amputation: 30-Day Readmissions, Reamputations, and Complications #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

Excellent work from Jupiter and coworkers Transmetatarsal and Minor Amputation Versus Major Leg Amputation: 30-Day Readmissions, Reamputations, and Complications Aims: The optimal level of lower-extremity amputation, particularly in diabetic patients with ulceration, is debated. Proximal amputations more greatly decrease function versus distal amputations, but healing and compli- cation rates may differ between the 2 types. […]

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Here’s the DFOOT International Lecture “Limb in the Time of COVID”. Feel free to copy/watch, improve, pay it forward, and #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @DFOOTInternati1

Here’s the DFOOT International Keynote “Limb in the Time of COVID”

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Our new normal in 4 rooms: One (birthday) girl taking Russian exam @Georgetown another in anatomy exam @MidwesternUniv another rehearsing 4 capstone presentation @PitzerCollege the 4th- Sewing masks @ChloeandOlive #COVID19 #FightOn

Amidst all this frenetic activity, I have been taken by the strange virtual intimacy. I hope that some of this good stuff sticks around and outweighs the bad post pandemic.

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