Simple, Home System for Early Detection and Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: The Foot Selfie #FootSelfie #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @usc @usc_vascular @alpslimb

Simple, Home System for Early Detection and Monitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers:The Foot Selfie Mark Swerdlow 1 2, Laura Shin 1 2, Karen D’Huyvetter 1 2, Wendy J Mack 3, David G Armstrong 1 2 Background: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a leading cause of disability and morbidity. There is an unmet need for a simple, practical, home method to detect DFUs early and remotely monitor their healing. Method: We […]

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More reason for hope: Improved outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers over the past decade despite more complex patients

Great work from our long-time SALSAmigos Akturk and coworkers from the Netherlands. The bottom line: more complicated patients (ie about 5x the rate of patients on dialysis) but better overall outcomes of people treated with DFU from 2003-2004 to 2014-2018. The incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide with concomitant raising number of patients with diabetic […]

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Skin autofluorescence for non-enzymatic glycation end products in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)- A meta analysis

Continued efforts to create companion diagnostics and theragnostics to help us measure what we manage and predict DFU risk. Imagine diagnosing “friable” tissue and then doing something about it?! Objective: Skin autofluorescence (SAF) has been suggested as a novel and noninvasive technique for assessing tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end products in diabetes and related complications. […]

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Innovating Wound Care Podcast Featuring @USC Prof. David G. Armstrong and Dr. Joanne McCardle

Our new episode of Clinical Grade explores chronic wounds and how to treat them. We speak with Dr. David Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, the legendary podiatrist and world-renowned expert in wound healing and the diabetic foot. Leading the conversation is Dr. Joanne McCardle, who has a wealth of experience as a podiatrist […]

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Incidence, hospitalization and mortality and their changes over time in people with a first ever diabetic foot ulcer

Important work from the UK’s Primary Care Database suggests that the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers, hospitalizations and mortality appears to have reduced over the past decade in people with type 2 diabetes. Aims: A diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a severe condition associated with morbidity and mortality. Population-based studies are rare and limited by […]

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An intelligent insole system with personalised digital feedback reduces foot pressures during daily life: an 18-month randomised controlled trial

Excellent work from our Mancunian colleagues. Highlights •An insole system continuously monitors daily plantar pressure for 18 months. •Personalised pressure feedback reduces foot pressure in feet at high-risk of ulcers. •Pressure feedback induced a learning response. Abstract Aims High plantar pressure is a major risk factor in the development of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and […]

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Since sitting is the new smoking, should we be squatting more?

Great work from our long-time SALSAmigo, Dave Raichlen summarized in this NYT article by Gretchen Reynolds If you are sitting down to read this article, you may be doing your resting wrong, according to a fascinating new study of hunter-gatherer tribespeople and how they idle. The study finds that hunter-gatherers tend to lounge about during the day […]

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@USC David G. Armstrong becomes first Podiatric Surgeon to Deliver Surgery Grand Rounds to George Washington University

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Limb Preservation Program at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) became the first podiatric surgeon to deliver surgery grand rounds at George Washington University in Washington DC. His lecture, which focused on building limb preservation programs, worldwide, was moderated by Anton […]

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New Insights on the Effects of Dietary Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Impaired Skin Healing in DFU and VLU #DiabeticFoot #Wound Healing

A terrific review by Rome’s Serini and Calviello Long-chain Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3 PUFAs) are widely recognized as powerful negative regulators of acute inflammation. However, the precise role exerted by these dietary compounds during the healing process is still largely unknown, and there is increasing interest in understanding their specific effects on the implicated […]

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A Clinical Study to Evaluate Autofluorescence Imaging of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence Enabled Noninvasive Device #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

A Clinical Study to Evaluate Autofluorescence Imaging of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Using a Novel Artificial Intelligence Enabled Noninvasive Device Great work from our long-time friend and colleague Vijay Viswanathan and coworkers pushing diagnostics and theragnostics forward. Diabetic foot ulcers, with worldwide prevalence ranging from 12%-25%, are an important cause of nontraumatic lower limb amputation. Evidence-based […]

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