Lecture in Yokohama in 2012 leads to a successful limb preservation program half a world away in Cyprus #ActAgainstAmputation #ToeandFlow #VascularSVS #APMA #Cyprus #Diabetes #WUWHS

Cypriot Plastic Surgeon Dr. Angelos Karatzias MD, MSc, FEBOPRAS just came up to me after giving a superb talk on limb preservation. He said that his inspiration was seeing Joseph Mills MD and our lecture in 2012 "To and Fro with Toe and Flow" in Yokohama at WUWHS World Union Wounds of Healing Societies. Six months after this, he set... Continue Reading →

Professor David G. Armstrong Delivers Keynote Address at 2023 Cyprus National Podiatric Symposium, Pioneering Innovations in Limb Salvage and Diabetic Foot Care #ActAgainstAmputation #ALPSlimb #Diabetes

Professor David G. Armstrong Delivers Keynote Address at 2023 Cyprus National Podiatric Symposium, Pioneering Innovations in Limb Salvage and Diabetic Foot Care Agia Napa, Cyprus, September 10, 2023 – Professor David G. Armstrong, a globally recognized authority on diabetic foot care and limb salvage, was the keynote speaker at the Cyprus Association of Registered Podiatrists... Continue Reading →

DFCon & SVESS Successfully Illuminate Limb Preservation on an International Stage in Singapore #ActAgainstAmputation #DFCon #ALPSlimb

This just published on the ALPS site. Singapore — In a groundbreaking collaboration that took place on August 27th, the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) with its Diabetic Foot Conference (DFCon) partnered with the Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons of Singapore (SVESS) to shine a spotlight on the critical issue of limb preservation. This... Continue Reading →

USC Podiatric Surgeon and Founding President of American Limb Preservation Society Delivers Inspirational Keynote on the Value of Teamwork in Limb Preservation to Podiatry Association Singapore

SINGAPORE — Professor David G. Armstrong, Founding President of the American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) and an internationally recognized authority in limb preservation and podiatry, captivated a diverse audience of healthcare professionals at a recent event hosted by the Podiatry Association Singapore. "It's wonderful to have Professor Armstrong here live to enlighten us with his... Continue Reading →

Toward non-invasive collection methods for sampling the microbiome of diabetic foot ulcers #Infection #Diabetes #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

Strong work from Bradbury and coworkers in the IWJ. Bottom line: Both swabs and tissues appeared to perform well for 16s sampling and sequencing. Identifying the microbiome within chronic diabetic foot ulcers is essential if effective antimicrobial therapies are to be administered. Using culture and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the aim of this study was... Continue Reading →

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Imaging: An Overview and Future Directions #C2SHiP #ActAgainstAmputation #Imaging #Diabetes #DiabeticFoot #Diagnostics

This from our combined team from FIU, UCSF, and USC led by Anu Godavarty Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) affect one in every three people with diabetes. Imaging plays a vital role in objectively complementing the gold-standard visual yet subjective clinical assessments of DFUs during the wound treatment process. Herein, an overview of the various imaging... Continue Reading →

From the New York Times: The Diabetic foot and amputations as a measure of our nation’s health system #ActAgainstAmputation #ALPSlimb #NYT

A tour de force by the NYT's Nick Kristof One of the solutions? Expansion of medicare/medicaid services. This fits so very well with work from our collective team. When foot care was removed during the economic crisis of 2008, diabetic amputation, sepsis and death increased. When foot care was expanded in Affordable Care Act early... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Stepping Into Wellness: Diabetic Foot Care #Yumlish #ActAgainstAmputation #Podcast

In this episode as Dr. Armstrong sheds light on the connections between diabetes, neuropathy, foot ulcers, and the critical risk factors for developing these conditions and how “knocking your socks off” can reduce the risk of foot amputations. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is the leading... Continue Reading →

Usability of Different Methods to Assess and Improve Adherence to Therapeutic Footwear in Persons with the Diabetic Foot in Remission. A Systematic Review #ActAgainstAmputation #Adherence #Compliance

This is an important systematic review by our SALSAmigos at Madrid's Complutense led by Prof. JL Lazaro-Martinez. Abstract Therapeutic footwear (TF) has been demonstrated to decrease the rate of recurrence in patients in remission. TF adherence determines the real effect of such treatment and, therefore, an appropriate evaluation of TF adherence is critical to decrease... Continue Reading →

Preventative Sensor-Based Remote Monitoring of the Diabetic Foot in Clinical Practice #RemotePatientMonitoring #ActAgainstAmputation

This from our combined Canadian / US team focusing on "if this, then this" for remote patient monitoring Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers through Innovative Technology Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant healthcare challenge, leading to severe consequences like amputation, reduced mobility, and increased mortality rates. However, most DFUs are preventable and treatable if detected... Continue Reading →

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