Exoskeletons as a service? What’s next is what’s now!

We’ve long pondered when this day would arrive…well here we are! read the link below from Tech Republic. Thanks to our SALSAmigo, David Klonoff, president and founder of the Diabetes Technology Society, for sending this over! Robotics-as-a-Service: Exoskeleton manufacturer receives $20 million in funding

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Outcomes after Emergency Admission with a Diabetic Foot Attack Indicate a High Rate of Healing and Limb Salvage But Increased Mortality

Timely work from our SALSAmigos at King’s. Aim The diabetic foot attack (DFA) is perhaps the most devastating form of diabetic foot infection, presenting with rapidly progressive skin and tissue necrosis, threatening both limb and life. However, clinical outcome data in this specific group of patients are not available. Methods Analysis of 106 consecutive patients who underwent emergency hospitalisation […]

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Genetic Polymorphisms and the Risk of Diabetic Foot: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

Up-to-date data on polymorphisms in the diabetic foot in this meta-analysis from Zhao and coworkers. Background Diabetic foot (DF) is a dangerous complication of diabetes. The aim of the study was to synthesize all the published single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of DF to objectively evaluate the relationship of SNPs and DF risks. Methods The HuGE […]

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Effect of Mini-invasive Floating Metatarsal Osteotomy on Plantar Pressure in Patients With Diabetic Plantar Metatarsal Head Ulcers

This from Tamir and coworkers from Tel Aviv on the floating metatarsal head osteotomy. Background: Distal metatarsal osteotomy has been used to alleviate plantar pressure caused by anatomic deformities. This study’s purpose was to examine the effect of minimally invasive floating metatarsal osteotomy on plantar pressure in patients with diabetic metatarsal head ulcers.Methods: We performed […]

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Reulceration over a decade: Data from Germany and Czech Republic

Excellent data from our SALSAmigos Ogurtsova and coworkers show that diabetic foot ulcer recurrence is not only common– but likely. This is why we use the terms “remission” and “ulcer free days” to guide discussion and measure success. Aims Our aim was to comprehensively estimate the incidence of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) recurrence and corresponding […]

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Meta-analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care tests for peripheral arterial disease in people with diabetes

Important work from Normahani and coworkers from Imperial College, London. Objective: There is currently no agreement as to which bedside test is the most useful for the diagnosis of PAD in diabetes. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the performance of bedside tests for the detection of PAD in individuals with […]

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French Nationwide Hospital Survey 2008-2014 Amputations Down, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Important work from Amadou and coworkers Objective To assess the improvement in the management of diabetes and its complications based on the evolution of hospitalisation rates for diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) and lower extremity amputation (LEA) in individuals with diabetes in France. Methods Data were provided by the French national health insurance general scheme from […]

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Saving Limbs and Lives: @USC Surgeon Assembles Novel Triage and Treatment Team to Prevent Amputation in #Diabetes Patients @usc_vascular @ALPSlimb @SoCalCTSI @ranchorehab

Thanks to Paul Caron for penning this piece regarding our Hot Foot Line / Limb Preservation Efforts at Rancho Los Amigos, DHS and beyond! The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) championed a pilot study to develop a multidisciplinary “hot foot line” team. The team is designed to rapidly assess and treat […]

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