Our data showed a higher incidence of LEA, especially minor LEA, in patients with T1D and T2D compared with those without diabetes, with a greater risk among patients with T1D than patients with T2D. Accounting for known and measurable risk factors for LEA reduced the relative hazard by nearly 50%; … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32090430/ […]Read More Incidence of lower extremity amputations among patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the United States from 2010 to 2014
The present study confirms the high mortality rates described in patients with diabetes after non-traumatic LEA. It shows differences between minor and major LEA in terms of mortality rates and related risk factors. The study highlights the role of depression as specific risk factor for death in pat … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32690575/ Mortality at […]Read More Survival and factors predicting mortality after major and minor lower-extremity amputations among patients with diabetes: a population-based study using health information systems – PubMed
Lower extremity reamputation in people with diabetes: a systematic reviewand meta-analysis This from Liu and our group evaluating the best available evidence on reamputation. The bottom line: 1 year reamputation: 19%, 5 year reamputation 37.1%, 5 year contralateral reamputation: 20.5%. No trend for improvement or worsening over the past 2 decades. Lower extremity reamputation in […]Read More Lower extremity reamputation in people with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation @USC_vascular @apma @keckmedusc @DiabetesRC
MIT researchers (Hugh Herr and coworkers) invented a technique that preserves crucial muscle communication—and it has even more benefits than expected.Read More Better Amputations: From MIT Technology Review
Well this is just inspiring.Read More Dr. Patch Adams Known For Wearing a Clown Nose Has a Foot Amputated—And He Says He’s Thrilled—Watch
Dr. David Armstrong, Professor of Surgery at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and former University Distringuished Outreach Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona on the Diabetes Epidemic and the rise in its feared complication, amputation.Read More @USC Armstrong on the @Buckmastershow – Diabetic Amputations are rising (again)— but there’s hope. Here’s how.
Scientists have identified two proteins that can partially stimulate growth in amputated toes in mice, a discovery that puts us one step closer to one day being able to replace amputated limbs in humans. Congratulations to our colleagues Yu and coworkers at Texas A&M. Nature Communicationsvolume 10, Article number: 424 (2019)Read More Regrowing toes…step by step?
In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show the program’s impact by @noamlevey Bad timing turned Karen Slone’s medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors’ advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped going to the doctor. For […]Read More Unequal Treatment: What Happened When Arizona Cut Medicaid @noamlevey @latimes