Diabetic Foot Ulcer Imaging: An Overview and Future Directions #C2SHiP #ActAgainstAmputation #Imaging #Diabetes #DiabeticFoot #Diagnostics

This from our combined team from FIU, UCSF, and USC led by Anu Godavarty Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) affect one in every three people with diabetes. Imaging plays a vital role in objectively complementing the gold-standard visual yet subjective clinical assessments of DFUs during the wound treatment process. Herein, an overview of the various imaging... Continue Reading →

From the New York Times: The Diabetic foot and amputations as a measure of our nation’s health system #ActAgainstAmputation #ALPSlimb #NYT

A tour de force by the NYT's Nick Kristof One of the solutions? Expansion of medicare/medicaid services. This fits so very well with work from our collective team. When foot care was removed during the economic crisis of 2008, diabetic amputation, sepsis and death increased. When foot care was expanded in Affordable Care Act early... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Stepping Into Wellness: Diabetic Foot Care #Yumlish #ActAgainstAmputation #Podcast

In this episode as Dr. Armstrong sheds light on the connections between diabetes, neuropathy, foot ulcers, and the critical risk factors for developing these conditions and how “knocking your socks off” can reduce the risk of foot amputations. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is the leading... Continue Reading →

Usability of Different Methods to Assess and Improve Adherence to Therapeutic Footwear in Persons with the Diabetic Foot in Remission. A Systematic Review #ActAgainstAmputation #Adherence #Compliance

This is an important systematic review by our SALSAmigos at Madrid's Complutense led by Prof. JL Lazaro-Martinez. Abstract Therapeutic footwear (TF) has been demonstrated to decrease the rate of recurrence in patients in remission. TF adherence determines the real effect of such treatment and, therefore, an appropriate evaluation of TF adherence is critical to decrease... Continue Reading →

Preventative Sensor-Based Remote Monitoring of the Diabetic Foot in Clinical Practice #RemotePatientMonitoring #ActAgainstAmputation

This from our combined Canadian / US team focusing on "if this, then this" for remote patient monitoring Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers through Innovative Technology Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant healthcare challenge, leading to severe consequences like amputation, reduced mobility, and increased mortality rates. However, most DFUs are preventable and treatable if detected... Continue Reading →

USC’s David G. Armstrong Delivers Grand Rounds at Riverside University Health System Medical Center #ActAgainstAmputation #ALPSlimb

Beatriz Leung, and David G. Armstrong, in advance of Grand Rounds Students, Residents, Fellows and Faculty from the Department of Surgery following the "meet the professor portion of David G. Armstrong's grand rounds" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Moreno Valley, CA – Dr. David G. Armstrong, renowned Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California and... Continue Reading →

Health economic considerations to effectively implement telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcer #HealthEconomics #DiabeticFootUlcer #ActAgainstAmputation #Lancet

Intriguing work in Lancet Regional Health by Willems The manuscript by Willems discusses the global prevalence of diabetes, affecting 537 million people, with 45% undiagnosed, and the associated risks of progressing to Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Health problems related to diabetes include retinopathy, heart disease, nephropathy, and particularly diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), with a global... Continue Reading →

Initial antibiotic therapy for postoperative moderate or severe diabetic foot infections: Broad versus narrow spectrum, empirical versus targeted

This from our sister unit at Zurich's The Balgrist along with one of our longest-standing SALSAmigos, Prof. Ben Lipsky. Abstract Aim To retrospectively evaluate clinical and microbiological outcomes after combined surgical and medical therapy for diabetic foot infections (DFIs), stratifying between the empirical versus the targeted nature, and between an empirical broad versus a narrow-spectrum,... Continue Reading →

Prof. David G. Armstrong Addresses UAE’s Mubadala Health on Preventable Amputation and Diabetes Care Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. David G. Armstrong Addresses Mubadala Health on Preventable Amputation and Diabetes Care Strategies LOS ANGELES, CA – August 10, 2023 – Dr. David G. Armstrong, renowned Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, and a leading advocate for ending preventable amputation, delivered an insightful virtual lecture today to over... Continue Reading →

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