Senescent Diabetic Foot Disease: Upstream comprehensive management of individuals with diabetes with multimorbidity and frailty to #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @VirginiePhD_POD @AeroMD

This manuscript from our combined Quebec/ Palermo / USC family. Virginie Blanchette, David G. Armstrong, Laura Drudi and Manfredi Rizzo This manuscript constitutes a commentary on: “Retrospective cohort study of long-term outcomes and prognostic factors for survival after lower extremity amputation in patients with diabetes” by Vuorlaakso et al. (2023). We aim to contribute to... Continue Reading →

Etiology, Epidemiology, and Disparities in the Burden of Diabetic Foot Ulcers #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSLimb @CaitlynWHicks @DiabetesCareADA

An important and comprehensive review from McDermott and coworkers at JHU and Prof. Boulton at Manchester. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are a major source of preventable morbidity in adults with diabetes. Consequences of foot ulcers include decline in functional status, infection, hospitalization, lower-extremity amputation, and death. The lifetime risk of foot ulcer is 19% to... Continue Reading →

Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations in Romania: Patterns and Changes between 2015 and 2019 #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

Bottom line: A promising increase in limb sparing minor amputations over high-level amputations from our colleagues in Romania. Lower extremity amputations (LEAs) are a feared complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). Here we evaluated the recent trends in DM-related LEAs in Romania. We collected data from a national database regarding minor and major LEAs performed between... Continue Reading →

Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010 to 2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb #DiabeticFoot

Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Great work from our Valencia and Pamplona Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Global estimates of diabetes-related amputations incidence in 2010–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis Yasmin Ezzatvara, Antonio García-Hermoso Aims/hypothesis: This study sought to... Continue Reading →

Pedal arterial calcification score is associated with hemodynamic change and major amputation after infrainguinal revascularization for chronic limb-threatening ischemia #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @UCSFVascular

pMAC / Pedal Medial Arterial Calcification Score Yet more important work from our Toe- and Flowmigos @ UCSF. Objective: Pedal medial arterial calcification (pMAC) is associated with major amputation in patients with chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI). We hypothesize that this association would be related to unresolved distal ischemia. We investigated relationships across pMAC score, hemodynamic change,... Continue Reading →

Relationship between WIfI Stage and Quality of Life at the time of Revascularization in the @BEST_CLI Trial #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

Another important contribution to the literature from the Best CLI trial from Jeff Syracuse and coworkers. Type of Research: This is prospectively collected data from a randomized clinical trial. Key Findings: Patients presenting with WIfI stage 4 were more often current smokers, had end stage renal disease, diabetes, and were not independently ambulatory. WIfI stage 4, compared... Continue Reading →

Diabetic foot disease in subjects with End-stage renal Disease: A nationwide study over 14 years highlighting an emerging threat ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

This from our colleagues YY Huang and coworkers along with our unit. Diabetic foot disease in subjects with End-stage renal Disease: A nationwide study over 14 years highlighting an emerging threat Cheng-Wei Lin David G. Armstrong Chung-Huei Huang Shih-Yuan Hung Pi-Hua Liu 1 Yu-Yao Huang 1 Show all authors Show footnotes Open AccessPublished:October 28, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2022.110134 Highlights •This nationwide... Continue Reading →

ADA initiates “Amputation Prevention Alliance” to address sky-high rates of diabetes-related amputations @CloseConcers @AmDiabetesAssn @APMA #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

This excellent, data-rich summary from our friends and colleagues at Close Concerns. MEMORANDUM ADA initiates “Amputation Prevention Alliance” to address sky-high rates of diabetes-related amputations – October 3, 2022 Three-year Alliance powered by the ADA’s #HealthEquityNow platform as well as five companies across the diabetes ecosystem, including Podimetrics and Abbott The ADA recently announced the formation of an “Amputation Prevention... Continue Reading →

Improvement of Health Insurance and Outcomes of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Diabetic Foot Ulcers @USC_Vascular @USC @VascularSVS #ActAgainstAmputation @APMA #ToeandFlow

Objective Although suboptimal insurance status has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes-related amputation, it is unclear how better health insurance coverage improves the care and outcomes of patients with diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries with DFUs who had transitioned to... Continue Reading →

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