Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Service Reduces Major Amputations in Diabetic Foot Infections ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @WeAreLAHealth @HarborUCLA_VS @JAPMAFeetTweets #ToeandFlow

Congratulations to Ashley Miller, Fred Bongard and crew on these important data on an even more important team approach to limb preservation. Abstract Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) can lead to limb loss and mortality. To improve patient care at a safety-net teaching hospital, we created a multidisciplinary limb salvage service (LSS). Methods: We recruited a cohort... Continue Reading →

We need to do better: Real-World Racial Variation in Treatment and Outcomes Among Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @CouncilPVD

This study from our combined Tulane and USC teams. In summary: Black patients with PAD and health insurance were nearly 50% more likely not to receive a bypass. We need to collectively do better. For immediate release Real-World Study Reveals Racial Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcomes A study conducted by a... Continue Reading →

In a phrase: Safer at Home @LAGeneralMed @LATimes #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @SummerrLin @BradSpellberg @DFCon

Bravo to Summer Lin of the LA Times in highlighting the limb and lifesaving work of Christopher Lynch, Brad Spellberg and the entire DHS team. This is one of the great positives to come from all of the negatives of the pandemic. From CHF to limb threatening wounds, the coordination of care is developing into... Continue Reading →

Study: People with DFUs significantly overestimate their adherence to offloading; clinicians and researchers should use objective adherence measures instead @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #Offloading

This from our combined international team led by Jordan's Anas Ababneh in the journal Sensors The Validity and Reliability of Self-Reported Adherence to Using Offloading Treatment in People with Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers Summary: Objective: Assess validity and reliability of self-reported adherence to removable cast walker (RCW) offloading treatment in people with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs)... Continue Reading →

The Epidemiology of Antibiotic-Related Adverse Events in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections @DerBalgrist #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

Our colleagues at The Balgrist have another excellent contribution to the literature. Summary: Objective: Summarize frequent and severe AEs of antibiotic use in diabetic foot infections (DFIs) from global prospective trials and observational studies Most frequent AEs: Gastrointestinal intolerances (5%-22%) More common with prolonged oral beta-lactam or clindamycin, or higher dose of tetracyclines Symptomatic colitis... Continue Reading →

Effect of Prior Antibiotic Use on Culture Results in People with Diabetes and Foot Osteomyelitis #ActAgainstAmputation @LimbsandLungs @BradSpellberg

Great work from our long time colleague and the pride of Amsterdam, Prof. EJG Peters and coworkers. Here is a summary: Background: Antibiotic use prior to biopsy in diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) patients may affect culture results and bacterial resistance Methods: Prospective analysis of ulcer bed and percutaneous bone biopsies in DFO patients, investigating the... Continue Reading →

BASIL-2 points towards endovascular-first revascularisation strategy in CLTI patients @VascularNews

In the BASIL-2 (Bypass versus angioplasty for severe ischaemia of the leg) trial of 345 patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI), a best endovascular treatment-first revascularisation strategy was associated with better amputation-free survival than a vein bypass-first strategy in those who required an infrapopliteal repair—with or without a more proximal infrainguinal procedure. This result was... Continue Reading →

Hall of Famer – Stephanie Wu Rosalind Franklin University @RFUniversity @ALPSlimb

Here is a wonderful story by Judy Masterson about our long-time amiga, Stephanie Wu, Dean of Scholl College. Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Dean Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS, was honored with Podiatry Management magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and induction to the Podiatric Hall of Fame on July 30, 2022, during The... Continue Reading →

@USC Prof. David G. Armstrong honored with Distinguished Investigator Award at Association for Clinical and Translational Research ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC The ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation from Proof of Concept toWidespread Clinical Practice recognizes the senior investigator whose innovative research oreducation leadership has had a major impact on or through clinical and translational science,specifically in the realm of implementation and dissemination of translational solutions to illnessand clinical problems.  For Immediate Release David G.... Continue Reading →

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