Armstrong Keynotes 2nd Gulf Wound Management Association Symposium in Dubai

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) led an all-star international cast of more than 52 academic surgeon-scientists with the Keynote address at the 2nd Gulf Wound Management Conference. Chaired by Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, […]

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Ulcer metastasis? Anatomical locations of recurrence for patients in diabetic foot remission @APMA @KeckMedUSC @UMichMedicine

This from our team and the folks at University of Michigan and Podimetrics. Background The “cancer analogy” is powerful for communicating risk to and organizing care for patients with diabetic foot syndrome. One potentially underappreciated similarity between cancer and foot ulcers is that both can recur at anatomical locations distinct from the primary occurrence, albeit […]

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Armstrong First Podiatric Surgeon to Deliver Grand Rounds to USC Department of Dermatology

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance at the Keck School of Medicine of USC became the first podiatric surgeon to deliver grand rounds to the College’s Department of Dermatology. “Dr. Armstrong is the world leader in this field.” Noted David Peng, Professor and Chair of Dermatology. […]

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Finally!!! Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle is an egg-shaped wheelchair

Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle won’t require you to stand up. Dubbed the S-Pod, the new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses, theme parks, airports, and maybe even cities — all of the same places you’d expect to see one of the company’s iconic (if still […]

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Leg Amputations Among Texans Remote From Experienced Surgical Care @BCM_Surgery @nealbarshes @Jmills1955 Teams Matter. Experience Matters. #ActAgainstAmputation

Excellent work published by our SALSAmigos at Baylor College of Medicine’s STEP program. BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes may differ between low-volume and experienced hospitals. We sought to identify characteristics of remote patients-those living more than 50 miles from an experienced center-who underwent leg amputations for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and foot complications at low-volume and experienced […]

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Victim of Modern Imaging Technology (VOMIT)? How “non-impact” MRIs drive up costs without improving quality in care of osteomyelitis #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

My favorite acronym in medicine has always been “Victim of Modern Imaging Technology”, as it so practically fits with our day to day clinical practice. How often have we gotten images or reads that over-call a given problem leading us down a rabbit hole of more testing and (heaven forfend) more surgery or treatment that […]

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Geospatial mapping and data linkage uncovers variability in outcomes of foot disease according to multiple deprivation: a population cohort study of people with diabetes

Pursuant to the concept of a “zip code lottery” of outcomes in diabetic foot complications, we share the excellent work from our colleagues from Glasgow and Amsterdam. Geospatial mapping and data linkage uncovers variability in outcomes of foot disease according to multiple deprivation: a population cohort study of people with diabetes Aims/hypothesis Our aim was […]

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