Team from tech, prosthetics and @KeckMedUSC become first to win Innovation Award for “Smart Boot” @CES

A trio of experts from tech, prosthetics and academic medicine were acknowledged with an Innovation Award at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2019) in Las Vegas Nevada this week for their work in developing a “Smart Boot” to heal diabetic wounds. “It is a great privilege to be given this award for the SBi Motus […]

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Will we be speaking sign language to our computers in the Operating Room?

Many years ago, our team at SALSA@USC began working with gesture-based computing to manipulate images in the operating room. We used an early version of the Leap Controller. It now looks like our friends and colleagues at Google are turning things up to 11! See this article in Engadget.

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Development of MyFootCare: A smartphone application to actively engage people in their diabetic foot ulcer self-care

Terrific work from our SALSAmigos Jaap van Netten, Pete Lazzarini and coworkers. Background: New strategies are needed to engage people in the self-care of their diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). We aimed to develop and evaluate the usability and usefulness of a new smartphone application to engage people with DFUs in self-care. Methods: We developed “MyFootCare”, […]

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Encouraging reduction of activity amongst patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Promising work from our Darbyshire SALSAmigos. • Source: Wounds UK . Jul2018, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p34-39. 5p. • Author(s): GRAY, KATIE; GAME, FRANCES; PINNINGTON, LORRAINE • Abstract: Background: Recommendations published by the international working group of the diabetic foot (2015) advise that patients should limit standing and walking to facilitate optimal wound healing. Aims: […]

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Deep vein arterialization for no option limb salvage: a preliminary report @diabeticfoot1 #CLTI

A hybrid approach that represents intriguing and potentially important work from our long-time friends from Milano and Bergamo. Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a preliminary experience in treating no-option critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients with a hybrid foot vein arterialization (HFVA) technique combining open plus endovascular approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2016 and January 2018, […]

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Resurgence of Diabetes-Related Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation in the Young and Middle-Aged Adult U.S. Population

We are grateful to Linda Geiss and her coworkers at CDC for their always intriguing efforts at revealing the big picture to us. These data– which certainly aren’t welcome news– are supremely important. Do they signal what we’ve posited for some time? Did the increase in the “denominator” of people with diabetes in the mid-1990s […]

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‪@USC Heart surgeon Brad Allen: next in The #Innovators series on ischemia reperfusion injury and how we can take steps to control it. @KeckMedUSC ‬

Prof. Brad Allen is next in our #Innovators series with a provocative take on aggressive steps to treat reperfusion injury in our highest risk patients. Enjoy!

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Pathophysiology and Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot – Mechanisms of Vascular Disease – Free Full Text

Here is the free full-text of our chapter in Rob Fitridge’s book courtesy of the National Institutes of Health via Pathophysiology and Principles of Management of the Diabetic Foot – Mechanisms of Vascular Disease – NCBI Bookshelf

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