The International #DiabeticFoot Ulcer Grand Challenge: Google Photos for High and Low Risk Feet?

We are proud to be on the leadership committee for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer Grand Challenge. It consists of members from the UK, USA and New Zealand with the prime goal of preventing diabetic foot complications through early recognition and machine learning algorithms.

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Contact with a podiatrist reduces risk for amputation: results of a meta analysis

In this superb meta analysis by Blanchette and coworkers in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (JFAR) it is clear that teamwork works in studies, worldwide. What also may be the case is that teams including podiatry may yield enhanced benefits– like possibly fewer high level amputation (foot/leg) in favor of the same or slightly […]

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Study: Global Disability Burden of Diabetic Foot Complications: Massive Increase, Worldwide Over a Generation @QUT @USC @USC_vascular @keckmedusc @apma #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation

In a wide-ranging collaborative study between Queensland University of Technology, University of Southern California, University of Greenwich and University of Amsterdam published in the flagship diabetes journal Diabetes Care, our collaborate research team report on the global burden of a lesser known complication of diabetes- foot complications. At least 131 million people worldwide have lower […]

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Good Vibrations? Can pre-conditioning someone before activity with vibratory therapy reduce risk for ulceration and reulceration? #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation #Diabetes

Interesting work from Zhu and coworkers at UIC, Xian and Beijing. It certainly remains to be seen whether this can modulate reactive hyperemia in people with diabetes, but the idea remains compelling. Effects of Preconditioning Local Vibrations on Subsequent Plantar Skin Blood Flow Response to Walking Abstract Weight-bearing exercise such as walking may increase risk […]

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Epic show-n-tell at bipedal robotics @AMBER_lab @Caltech on working together to help folks move thru the world a little better. HT to Maegan + Eric for blowing minds of @KeckMedUSC students Mark Swerdlow, Grant Murphy + WIll Mehring! #ActAgainstAmputation #wearablerobots

Some photos from the show and tell at Caltech’s bipedal Amberlab

Read More Epic show-n-tell at bipedal robotics @AMBER_lab @Caltech on working together to help folks move thru the world a little better. HT to Maegan + Eric for blowing minds of @KeckMedUSC students Mark Swerdlow, Grant Murphy + WIll Mehring! #ActAgainstAmputation #wearablerobots

Leveraging smart technologies to improve the management of diabetic foot ulcers and extend ulcer‐free days in remission #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot #Someforsurgery @apma @usc_vascular @uscprovost @USC @bcm_surgery

Enjoy this work from our team, Neil Reeves at Manchester and Bijan Najafi, Pride of Baylor College of Medicine.

Read More Leveraging smart technologies to improve the management of diabetic foot ulcers and extend ulcer‐free days in remission #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot #Someforsurgery @apma @usc_vascular @uscprovost @USC @bcm_surgery