Lower Extremity Amputations: A Scorecard Two Decades After the St Vincent Declaration #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

For those of you who remember the 1989 St. Vincent's Declaration, this will be a blast from the past! November 14 is World Diabetes Day, chosen because it is the birthday of Dr Fredrick Banting, one of the codiscoverers of insulin. The 2022 theme is “education to protect tomorrow,” with a focus on providing “access... Continue Reading →

Artificial Intelligence for Predicting and Diagnosing Complications of Diabetes

This from Hong and coworkers under the aegis of David Klonoff. We're pleased to have participated as well. Artificial intelligence can use real-world data to create models capable of making predictions and medical diagnosis for diabetes and its complications. The aim of this commentary article is to provide a general perspective and present recent advances... 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 →

Incidence of lower extremity amputations among patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the United States from 2010 to 2014

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/... Continue Reading →

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