A Wearable Insole System to Measure Plantar Pressure and Shear for People with Diabetes #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb #DiabeticFoot

A Wearable Insole System to Measure Plantar Pressure and Shear for People with Diabetes As many know, shear stress has been notoriously difficult to measure in vivo. This is an important step (so to speak) toward addressing that. Great work from our Southampton, Newcastle, and Manchester brethren A Wearable Insole System to Measure Plantar Pressure... Continue Reading →

Sex differences in diabetic foot ulcer severity and outcome #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb #Belgium @PLoSOne #Location

We thank our Belgian colleagues for this enormously useful data. Bottom line: Sex differences play an important role in the epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes of many diseases. Men with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) presented with more severe ulcers and had a higher prevalence of previous lower limb revascularization and smoking compared to women. Women with... 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 →

@USC Professor Armstrong Virtual Visiting Professor at Terasaki Institute “Terasaki Talks” @TerasakiInst #C2SHiP #NSF #C2SHiP @ResearchatUSC @USCProvost #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @KeckSchool_USC

https://youtu.be/UduQvSfCuBc The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles hosted Professor David G. Armstrong for its "Terasaki Talks" lecture series. These wide-ranging lectures, chaired by Associate Prof. Mehmet Dokmeci, have covered topics throughout biomedical engineering and therapeutics. It was the first time that the institute featured a podiatric surgeon focusing primarily on tissue repair,... Continue Reading →

Wheeled Knee Walkers (WKW): Alterations to plantar loading and ankle range of motion of the contralateral foot during assisted walking 

Intriguing work from Anguijano-Hernandez and coworkers from University of Nebraska-Omaha Aims: Patients with diabetic foot ulcers are instructed to be non-weight bearing on the affected limb to promote healing. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different assistive devices on whole foot plantar loading, peak forefoot force, ankle range of motion,... Continue Reading →

A comprehensive review of methods based on deep learning for diabetes-related foot ulcers #AI #DeepLearning @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #C2SHiP

Terrific work from Zhang and coworkers Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease with hyperglycemia. If not treated in time, it may lead to lower limb amputation. At the initial stage, the detection of diabetes-related foot ulcer (DFU) is very difficult. Deep learning has demonstrated state-of-the-art performance in various fields and has been used to... Continue Reading →

Global mortality of diabetic foot ulcer: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies- nearly 50% 5 year mortality @alpslimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Global mortality of diabetic foot ulcer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies Compelling work from Chen and coworkers Aims Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is an important cause of morbidity, disability, and mortality. However, there was no comprehensive quantitative data on mortality worldwide. The aim of this study was to estimate the long-term mortality... Continue Reading →

Association between Preventive Podiatric Care and Outcomes of New Diabetic Foot Ulceration among Patients with End Stage Renal Disease @USC @KeckSchool_USC, @USC_Vascular @TzeWoeiTan @APMA @ALPSLIMB @VascularCures @VascularSVS

This was just presented by our team at the American Diabetes Association annual symposium. We're thrilled that Tze Woei Tan, lead author, was awarded the Marvin Levin Award for top abstract in its category. The study, the first of its kind, evaluated more than 50,000 patients. Those that received podiatric care prior to developing a... Continue Reading →

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