Wound Bed Preparation 2021 @usc_vascular

Great continued work by Sibbald and coworkers. We are honored to have helped out this year. Wound Bed Preparation is a paradigm to optimize chronic wound treatment. This holistic approach examines the treatment of the cause and patient-centered concerns to determine if a wound is healable, a maintenance wound, or nonhealable (palliative). For healable wounds […]

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With lectures yesterday, @USC @KeckMedUSC Armstrong completes 75 invited peri-pandemic symposia to 6 continents @usc_vascular

With lectures yesterday to medical students in Chicago on team building and to Japan and the USA on gene therapy in wound healing, David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and co-Director of USC’s Limb Preservation Program gave his 74th and 75th invited lecture since March of last year. Touching all 6 continents on multiple occasions, […]

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Steal syndrome from a superficial circumflex iliac perforator artery flap in a patient with a hypoplastic posterior tibial artery and severe diabetic peripheral artery disease

This just published from our group in Oxford’s Journal of Surgical Case Reports The use of free flaps in lower extremity reconstructive surgery has seen growing adoption for treating tissue loss in patients with diabetes mellitus and peripheral artery disease as a means for limb preservation. The superficial circumflex iliac perforator artery (SCIP) flap is […]

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Fewer Type A personality traits in type 2 diabetes patients with diabetic foot ulcer?

Compelling data from Verges and coworkers from Dijon and coworkers that is certainly worthy of discussion. Abstract Aim. – Type A personality—characterized by time urgency, strong drive, and a need for achievement and competitiveness—has been shown to be associated with reduced mortality in patients with diabetes. However, it is not known whether a Type A […]

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Tap your way to better diabetic foot health? Results of a randomized controlled trial

Effect of tap dance on plantar pressure, postural stability and lower body function in older patients at risk of diabetic foot: a randomized controlled trial Introduction To examine the effects of tap dance (TD) on dynamic plantar pressure, static postural stability, ankle range of motion (ROM), and lower extremity functional strength in patients at risk […]

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Toward an Interdisciplinary Approach to Diabetic Limbs in the Era of Functional Limb Preservation: “Can We Preserve This Limb?” Meets “Should We Preserve This Limb?” @apma @japmafeettweets @alpslimb @usc_vascular

This manuscript from our combined teams continues the discussion on the importance of an initial assessment of limb threat followed by a functional one.

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The Offspring of Sisyphus: Steady Progress in The Decade Since the “Toe and Flow” JAPMA-JVS Special Issue on Limb Preservation | Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

This manuscript summarizes the successes and opportunities to improve the historic progress since bringing together podiatric and vascular surgery.

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The Significance of the Global Vascular Guidelines for Podiatrists: Answers to Key Questions in the Diagnosis and Management of the Threatened Limb @apma @vascularsvs @japmafeettweets @usc_vascular @alpslimb

The publication of the Global Vascular Guidelines in 2019 provide evidence-based, best practice recommendations on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). Certainly, the multidisciplinary team, and more specifically one with collaborating podiatrists and vascular specialists, has been shown to be highly effective at improving the outcomes of limbs at risk for amputation. […]

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Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes: diabetic foot exams confer a 33% reduction in hospitalization risk @APMA @RFUMS @ALPSlimb

Important work from Albright and Fleischer from Dartmouth and Rosalind Franklin University, respectively. This continues the important general data narrative suggesting that looking after the limb extends ulcer-free, hospital-free and activity-rich days. Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization rates […]

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