Home temperature monitoring reduces risk of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence by more than half: Meta Analysis #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb

Superb effort as usual from Golledge and coworkers in evaulating people in diabetic foot remission. Aims: To perform an updated systematic review of randomised controlled trials examining the efficacy of at-home foot temperature monitoring in reducing the risk of a diabetes-related foot ulcer (DFU). Methods: Systematic review performed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and... Continue Reading →

Meta-Analysis: Outcomes of Surgical and Medical Management of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis @UTSW_Plastics @UTSWOrtho

Subtle and compelling work from our toemigos Larry Lavery and Dane Wukich's team led by David Truong. Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical outcomes in the published literature on medical and surgical management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO). Methods. A PubMed and Google Scholar search of articles relating to DFO was... Continue Reading →

Inforatio technique in wound healing- punching your way to success?

Fascinating work from our Danish colleagues. They are testing their (and our collective) observation regarding the disconnect between why punch biopsies seem to heal quite rapidly but chronic wounds don't. Introduction Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are associated with extensive consequences for the affected patients and treatment of these hard-to-heal ulcers is known for being challenging.... Continue Reading →

@VascularSVS Webinar Highlights WIfI, Global Vascular Guidelines to help #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @jmills1955 @USCFVascular @UWSurgery @USC_Vascular @USC @VascularCures @APMA

Profs. DG Armstrong (USC) Noboyushi Azuma (Asahikawa University), Sanjay Misra (Mayo) and Elina Quiroga (University of Washington) joined chairs Profs. Michael Conte (UCSF), John White (Advocate) and Joseph Mills (Baylor College of Medicine) to review implementation of Global Vascular Guidelines in limb preservation. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic... Continue Reading →

@USC Professor Armstrong Keynotes Polish Wound Healing Symposium, Features Diabetic Limb Preservation with Focus on Ukraine @ALPSlimb @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance at USC, joined more than 500 colleagues in Gdansk, Poland for the 20th Jubilee of the Polish Scientific Congress on Wound Healing. His lecture focused on the state of play for efforts in limb preservation, worldwide. This was followed by... Continue Reading →

Outpatient clinic attendance and outcomes among patients hospitalized with diabetic foot ulcers

Important, revealing work from Emory's diabetic foot team featuring Marcos Schechter from a county hospital system. Background: There are limited data on post-hospital discharge clinic attendance rates and outcomes among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Methods: Retrospective study of patients hospitalized with a DFU from 2016 to 2019 in a large public hospital. We measured rates... Continue Reading →

Evaluation of quality of diabetic foot examination on @YouTube #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

Fascinating work by Almaqhawi and coworkers that may have immediate applicability in weeding out good quality from less good educational materials online. Introduction:¬†Foot ulcers and amputations are common conditions in people with diabetes and can considerably impact quality of life, necessitate a lengthy hospital stay and increase mortality. Preventative foot care and examination can prevent... Continue Reading →

Exosome-cargoed microRNAs: potential therapeutic molecules for diabetic wound healing

Imagine an exosome cargo delivery system for mRNAs... Diabetic foot ulcers are one of the most common complications of diabetes, requiring repeated surgical intervention and leading to amputation. Owing to the lack of effective drugs, novel therapeutics need to be explored. Decreased angiogenic factors, endothelial cell dysfunction and vascular lumen stenosis impair angiogenesis in diabetic... Continue Reading →

Below-the-ankle arterial disease: a new marker of coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers

Important work from our long-time friends Luigi Uccioli and coworkers. Some, including our friend Elissa Altin of Yale, have suggested that this might lead to us getting radiographs to identify arterial calcification that could help identify PAD, CLTI and even CAD. What do you think? Aim: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the... Continue Reading →

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