Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals @USC @USC_Vascular #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSLimb

Potential Utility of Ultrasound-Enhanced Delivery of Antibiotics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, and Nutraceuticals: A Mini Review This from our USC SALSA Team led by Karim Ead and Arjun Sharma. Abstract: Ultrasound technology has therapeutic properties that can be harnessed to enhance topical drug delivery in a process known as phonophoresis. The literature on this method of drug... Continue Reading →

Improvement of Health Insurance and Outcomes of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Diabetic Foot Ulcers @USC_Vascular @USC @VascularSVS #ActAgainstAmputation @APMA #ToeandFlow

Objective Although suboptimal insurance status has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes-related amputation, it is unclear how better health insurance coverage improves the care and outcomes of patients with diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries with DFUs who had transitioned to... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence for Predicting and Diagnosing Complications of Diabetes

This from Hong and coworkers under the aegis of David Klonoff. We're pleased to have participated as well. Artificial intelligence can use real-world data to create models capable of making predictions and medical diagnosis for diabetes and its complications. The aim of this commentary article is to provide a general perspective and present recent advances... Continue Reading →

Three Nutritional Indices Are Effective Predictors of Mortality in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Foot Ulcers #Nutrition @ALPSLimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Hong and coworkers with some pragmatic predictive work Introduction Malnutrition has been associated with mortality in various diseases. This retrospective cohort study aimed to investigate the relationship between three nutritional indices and all-cause mortality in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Materials and Methods A total of 771 patients diagnosed with DFUs in the First... Continue Reading →

Metagenomics of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Undergoing Treatment with Total Contact Casting (TCC) @USC_vascular @USC @ALPSlimb @CosmosID

This initial look into what may be a routine survey of metagenomic data from week to week. Led by FASMA's Adam Isaac, CosmosID's (National Science Foundation Director Emerita) Prof. Rita Colwell and our team. Objective: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are characterised by the presence of many microbes, some of which may not be identified by traditional... Continue Reading →

@VascularSVS Webinar Highlights WIfI, Global Vascular Guidelines to help #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @jmills1955 @USCFVascular @UWSurgery @USC_Vascular @USC @VascularCures @APMA

Profs. DG Armstrong (USC) Noboyushi Azuma (Asahikawa University), Sanjay Misra (Mayo) and Elina Quiroga (University of Washington) joined chairs Profs. Michael Conte (UCSF), John White (Advocate) and Joseph Mills (Baylor College of Medicine) to review implementation of Global Vascular Guidelines in limb preservation. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic... Continue Reading →

@USC Professor Armstrong Keynotes Polish Wound Healing Symposium, Features Diabetic Limb Preservation with Focus on Ukraine @ALPSlimb @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance at USC, joined more than 500 colleagues in Gdansk, Poland for the 20th Jubilee of the Polish Scientific Congress on Wound Healing. His lecture focused on the state of play for efforts in limb preservation, worldwide. This was followed by... Continue Reading →

Outpatient clinic attendance and outcomes among patients hospitalized with diabetic foot ulcers

Important, revealing work from Emory's diabetic foot team featuring Marcos Schechter from a county hospital system. Background: There are limited data on post-hospital discharge clinic attendance rates and outcomes among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods: Retrospective study of patients hospitalized with a DFU from 2016 to 2019 in a large public hospital. We measured rates... Continue Reading →

Delayed Diagnosis of Charcot Foot: A Systematic Review

From Daniel Jupiter's team in Galveston, led by Korst. This study aims to examine the duration and rate of delayed diagnosis in Charcot foot. We systematically reviewed articles published in Medline, SCOPUS, and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature to identify articles discussing delayed or misdiagnosis of Charcot foot. Random-effects models were generated... Continue Reading →

Racial Disparities in Health Care With Timing to Amputation Following Diabetic Foot Ulcer @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Important work from Miller and coworkers in Diabetes Care. Objective: To examine variations in timing of lower-limb amputation (LLA) across race/ethnicity and sex among older adults with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). It was hypothesized Black/African Americans were more likely to have LLA post-DFU earlier compared with non-Hispanic/Whites, and more men would receive LLA earlier post-DFU... Continue Reading →

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