Vig, Jamal and Armstrong anchor interdisciplinary evening with Royal Society of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow @RCPSGlasgow

Stella Vig, Vascular Surgeon and Director of Croydon University Hospital joined Bilal Jamal, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon of Glasgow and David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California in an international webcast focused on limb preservation. The program, hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and […]

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Half of people with foot ulcers are clinically depressed: Meta Analysis

An important meta-analysis from Jiang and coworkers. The Incidence of Depression in Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic  Review and Meta-Analysis Fu-Hui Jiang, BS, Xiao-Man Liu, MS, Hai-Rong Yu, MS, Yan Qian, MS, Hong-Lin Chen, MD, Hong-Lin Chen Some patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) may suffer from depression, but the latest information regarding the incidence of depression in patients with DFUs is limited. This review aimed to provide up-to-date information concerning the incidence of depression […]

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20 years of Control Groups in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Studies: Improved healing (12 weeks- 24% to 33% / 20 weeks- 31% to 43%), but room for improvement.

Important work from our SALSAmigos from UT Southwestern and University of Cincinnati. Progress in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing with Standard of Care Therapy Alone: A Meta-analysisVIRGINIA E. PARKS, PETER CRISOLOGO, LAWRENCE A. LAVERY, JAMINELLI BANKS, MICHAEL D. LIETTE and LANCE JOHNSON Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether or not standard of […]

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Most people accessing @USC COVID-19 patient self-assessment tool report mild symptoms

Congratulations to SALSA’s very own super (rising) 2nd year medical student, Will Mehring. This just published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Of the more than 275,000 people worldwide who accessed a USC web-based COVID-19 patient self-assessment tool, only 20 percent reported severe symptoms requiring immediate medical attention, according to new research published in the Journal […]

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First ever study shows dramatic effect of Medicaid expansion on amputation in people of color in USA @ADA_DiabetesPro @USC @UArizona @USC_Vascular @VascularAZ @keckmedusc

Every 1.2 seconds, someone with diabetes develops a wound on their foot. Every 20 seconds a limb is lost due to diabetes, worldwide. In the United States, as in many other parts of the world, this occurs at least twice as frequently in people of color. At today’s American Diabetes Association 80th Annual symposium, investigators […]

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Saving the Diabetic Foot During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale of Two Cities @ADA_DiabetesPro @USC_Vascular @APMA @USC

This from our combined transatlantic team Laura Shin, Frank L. Bowling, David G. Armstrong, and Andrew J.M. Boulton Of all the late complications of diabetes, those involving the foot have traditionally required more face-to-face patient visits to clinics to treat wounds by debridement, offloading, and many other treatment modalities. The advent of the coronavirus disease […]

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Footwear and insole design features that reduce neuropathic plantar forefoot ulcer risk in people with diabetes #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation @usc_vascular

Excellent work from our Queensland colleagues Footwear and insole design features that reduce neuropathic plantar forefoot ulcer risk in people with diabetes: a systematic literature review Background: In people with diabetes, offloading high-risk foot regions by optimising footwear, or insoles, may prevent ulceration. This systematic review aimed to summarise and evaluate the evidence for footwear […]

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Can a telehealth-augmented RAPID podiatric limb preservation program be practically implemented in a rural health setting? #ToeandFlow #ActAgainstAmputation

Reducing Amputations in People with Diabetes (RAPID): Evaluation of a New Care Pathway Excellent work from MacRury and coworkers Abstract: People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot ulcers, which, if left untreated, can lead to infection, gangrene, and subsequent amputation. Management by a multidisciplinary diabetes foot team has been shown to reduce amputation […]

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Association between sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and lower extremity amputation: A systematic review and meta-analysis #ActAgainstAmputation @usc_vascular

Here are the most up-to-date data on the possible association (or not) of SGLT2 inhibitors to diabetes related lower extremity amputation Conclusions: Overall, there was no consistent evidence of SGLT2i exposure and increased risk of amputation. The increased risk of amputation seen in the large, long-term Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study (CANVAS) trial for canagliflozin, and […]

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SALSA/Rancho Los Amigos Guidelines for Return To Activity in Remission #ToeFlowandGo @USC @RanchoResearchI @USC_Vascular

Here are the instructions we give our patients upon returning to prescriptive shoes / activity following healing of a diabetic foot ulcer, foot reconstruction or partial foot amputation in remission. Dosing Activity and Returning to Pre-Ulcer function in Diabetic Foot Remission: Guidelines from SALSA and Rancho Los Amigos Introduction Shoe Wear Schedule: Day 1 Day […]

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