Reijen and coworkers from Geneva with an important report on the state of WIFI and limb-threat. Objectives: The Society for Vascular Surgery has proposed the Wound, Ischaemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classifi cation system as a prognostic tool for the one year amputation risk and the added value ofnrevascularisation in patients with chronic limb threatening […]Read More The Prognostic Value of the WIfI Classification in Patients with Chronic Limb Threatening Ischaemia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot
Creating a free online space where people with diabetes can safely increase their activity? With gamification features? Yep. See here for the latest from our colleagues Ferreira and colleagues.Read More Rehabilitation technology for self-care: Customised foot and ankle exercise software for people with diabetes #DiabeticFoot #ToeFlowandGo
“It’s not necessarily, ‘Is robot better?’ ” says Dr. Kenneth Kim, director of the robotic training program at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. “Robot is just another tool that they need to master just like any other surgical tool.” From NPRRead More Training Better Robotic Surgeons In Virtual Reality : NPR
The best discussion I’ve yet heard about the near and long-term future of autonomous vehicles. A discussion between Chris Urmson and April Glaser. Imagine the very near term benefits for our patients- and our families.Read More We are still a long way from self-driving cars- but it’s not that far off.
In a glittering event at Pasadena’s Langham Hotel, Keck School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Division held its commencement ceremonies including both vascular and podiatric surgical graduates. For the first time, this included graduates of the Department’s limb preservation fellowship. Perhaps even more notable was that this is the first such “named” fellowship […]Read More Graduation of the First Lawrence B. Harkless Fellows in Limb Preservation @USC Department of Surgery @KeckMedUSC
David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance published his 500th peer reviewed manuscript in 2019, at age 50. He becomes the first podiatric surgeon in the history of the specialty to reach this landmark. He and his colleagues have become the first podiatric surgeons to publish in […]Read More @USCs Armstrong is First Podiatric Surgeon to Publish 500 Peer Reviewed Manuscripts, Reaching Landmark at 50 years old @KeckMedUSC @APMA
Here are the IWGDF guidelines. Here are the nine separate guidelines divided into chapters for the profoundly interdisciplinary work. The full guidelines can be downloaded in one fell swoop here.Read More Download the 2019 International Working Group on the #DiabeticFoot Guidelines and #ActAgainstAmputation
Important work from our friends and colleagues from Turkey and Washington (Prof. Ben Lipsky). Background The optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for treating orthopaedic implant infections after surgical drainage and complete implant removal is unknown.Methods This was a single-centre, unblinded, prospective trial randomizing (1:1) eligible patients to either 4 or 6 weeks of systemic, pathogen-targeted antibiotic […]Read More Four versus six weeks of antibiotic therapy for osteoarticular infections after implant removal: a randomized trial. What’s the verdict?
In the world of step goals and activity trackers, the number 10,000 can sound like a magic one. Many wearable devices that track the number of steps a person takes each day come pre-programmed with a daily goal of 10,000 steps. But while a large body of evidence shows that physical activity is good for […]Read More Just move!!! Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality: Older women who took 4,400 had lower mortality than those taking 2,700; risk of death continued to decrease with more steps up to 7,500 before leveling off http://bit.ly/2XhEN7h
Important work from our Scottish colleagues Graham Leese and coworkers (with a little help from Nottingham). Some key take home messages: AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Our aim was to investigate amputation-free survival in people at high risk for foot ulceration in diabetes (‘high-risk foot’), and to compare different subcategories of high-risk foot. METHODS: Overall, 17,353 people with diabetes […]Read More The risk of death is 9 times higher than amputation for people in diabetic foot remission