Three versus six weeks of antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot osteomyelitis: A prospective, randomized, non-inferiority pilot trial

The bottom line: 3 weeks appears to equal 6 weeks in terms of outcomes. Congratulations to our Geneva/Zurich colleagues (and interloper Ben Lipsky). We look forward to future works expanding on these data. Karim Gariani, MD1*, Truong-Thanh Pham, MD2,3*, Benjamin Kressmann, RN2,3, François R. Jornayvaz, MD1, Giacomo Gastaldi, MD1, Dimitrios Stafylakis, MD3, Jacques Philippe, MD1, […]

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RIP #DavidProwse #DarthVader #ActAgainstAmputation

Remembering our visit together with Stella Vig and David Prowse (Darth Vader) to launch her Limb Preservation Unit in @nhscroydon_ in 2008. #ActAgainstAmputation #StarWarslegends Mr. Prowse went from being a weight lifting champion in Britain to helping portray one of the most memorable villains in movie history. But his voice did not make the edit.

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The Promise and Hurdles of Telemedicine in Diabetes Foot Care Delivery

This chapter from our combined SALSA – iCAMP team in Houston and Los Angeles. Najafi B., Swerdlow M., Murphy G.A., Armstrong D.G. (2021) The Promise and Hurdles of Telemedicine in Diabetes Foot Care Delivery. In: Latifi R., Doarn C.R., Merrell R.C. (eds) Telemedicine, Telehealth and Telepresence. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56917-4_28 Abstract Almost half of people with […]

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Diabetic foot risk classification and shoe recommendations: lessons from SALSA at Rancho Los Amigos @RanchoRehab @KeckMedUSC

Ramya Tadinada, Charles DuBourdieu, Tanzim Khan and David G Armstrong The goal of this article is to create an updated guideline on footwear for people with diabetes that is accessible for interdisciplinary healthcare professionals involved in managing people with diabetes. The authors reviewed several footwear publications, including national and international guidelines, expert consensus documents and […]

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The Dynamic Wound Microbiome

This from Bonnie Hurwitz’ lab, Prof. Ben Lipsky and our team Liu et al. BMC Medicine (2020) 18:358 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01820-6 Background Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) account for the majority of all limb amputations and hospitalizations due to diabetes complications. With 30 million cases of diabetes in the USA and 500,000 new diagnoses each year, DFUs are a growing health […]

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I’ll be watching you: Effect of Awareness of Being Monitored on Wear Rate of Prescriptive Shoes

Strong work as always… from our Dutch / Australian colleagues! Effect of awareness of being monitored on wearing of orthopaedic footwear Thijs Lutjeboer, Jaap J. van Netten, Klaas Postema, Juha M. Hijmans LAY ABSTRACT Orthopaedic footwear is prescribed for people with a wide variety of foot problems. This footwear helps pe-ople to prevent (diabetic) foot […]

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641 Delegates from 50 Nations, SVS, @APMA, @IWGDF Presidents Take Part in Historic #DFCONline. Announce New American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) @ALPSlimb @VascularSVS,

Some 641 physicians, surgeons, scientists, engineers and their trainees hailing from 50 nations participated in this year’s historic International Diabetic Foot Symposium (DFCon). Nicknamed “#DFCONline” because of its virtual, peri-pandemic nature. Co-Chairs David G. Armstrong of USC, Joseph L. Mills of Baylor College of Medicine and Michael S. Conte of UCSF welcomed a characteristically eclectic […]

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