Injectable Desferrioxamine-Laden Silk Nanofiber Hydrogels for Accelerating Diabetic Wound Healing

Injectable Desferrioxamine-Laden Silk Nanofiber Hydrogels for Accelerating Diabetic Wound Healing Efforts on this small molecule in wound healing are gaining speed. We at SALSA @USC couldn’t be more enthusiastic about desferrioxamine!

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@USC Armstrong Keynotes All-India PODOCON Symposium on Limb Preservation @KeckMedUSC @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of USC’s Limb Preservation Program, was the featured Keynote Speaker for the All-India PODOCON Symposium this past weekend. Designed as a program to promote podiatric surgery and interdisciplinary care across South Asia, PODOCON’s focus this year was on offloading the diabetic foot “We are so honored to […]

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Guardian’s robot exoskeleton rental to do the heavy lifting is a Fast Company World Changing Idea

This great article from fastcompany.com predicts a time in the not too distant future that we’ve been talking about for years- rental wearable robots as a service. BY TALIB VISRAM1 MINUTE READ Even as unemployment climbed during the pandemic, industries that relied heavily on manual labor, such as construction and e-commerce logistics, faced worker shortages; manufacturing alone […]

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Zoomertimes TV: Interview with @Keckmedusc Prof. David G. Armstrong on Sole Survival @vascularsvs @apma #ActAgainstAmputation

What a blast with AF and crew on Zoomertimes TV! Stand up for your feet. That is the message from David Armstrong, DPM, PhD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and a podiatric surgeon. While National Foot Health Awareness Month was recognized in April, the message should resonate always.

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Postoperative healing of limb sparing amputations is impacted by discharge destination @umich

Excellent work from our colleagues at Big Blue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of discharge destination on diabetes-related limb salvage surgery outcomes post-hospitalisation. This was a single-centre, observational, descriptive study of 175 subjects with diabetes who underwent limb salvage surgery of a minor foot amputation or wide incision and debridement […]

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How wounds become chronic based on interactions with bacteria- and how to target this phenomenon

Superb work from Versey et al. We summarize it in this .gif The first series shows the contribution of innace wound cells to chronicity based on the four phases of healing. The second shows potential targets throughout these phases.

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@CDCgov Analysis of Cost Effectiveness in #Diabetes: Hypertension Control and Foot Care top the list @alpslimb #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation @apma

This superb report from Siegel and coworkers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OBJECTIVE To synthesize updated evidence on the cost-effectiveness (CE) of interventions to manage diabetes, its complications, and comorbidities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review of studies from high-income countries evaluating the CE of diabetes management interventions recommended by […]

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Topical Oxygen and Wound Healing? Results from a systematic review and meta analysis

Data continue to accumulate for some role of topical oxygen in tissue repair and wound healing. This study from vascular surgeon Jonathan Golledge’s team at JCU in Australia. Abstract Introduction: Topical oxygen therapy (TOT) has been suggested as a treatment for diabetes- related foot ulcer (DFU) but no prior meta-analyses of randomised clinical trials (RCT) have […]

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