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¿Como salvé mi pie? La historia jamás contada del pie diabético – a Diabetic Foot Owners Manual from Al Pie Peru

Perhaps the most comprehensive patient-centric owners manual in any language was released today by the team at Al Pie Peru. Led by Dra. Yudith Quispe, this work covers everything from daily checks to descriptions of mechanisms of wound healing. The manual is available here. The launch video of the book is here

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@USC Podiatric Surgeon Armstrong Named World’s Top Ranked Expert on Diabetic Foot From 2011-2021 by Expertscape

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery, co-Director of the Limb Preservation Program and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) was named the world’s top expert on the diabetic foot for years 2011-2021. The ranking, based on publications and citations of publications, was tabulated in data released today. Armstrong, who has nearly 600 […]

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Armstrong Represents USA in Hybrid Limb Preservation Program in North Macedonia @USC @KeckSchool_USC @USC_Vascular @APMA @ALPSLimb

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the USC Limb Preservation Consortium was the keynote speaker during the diabetic foot section of the Scientific Association of endocrinologists and diabetologists of Macedonia. Held live in Skopje and internationally online, the session was chaired by Prof. Irfan Ahmeti, Endocrinologist and Chair of the International Working Group on the […]

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Managing the Surge: Delayed Chronic Wound Care During COVID-19 @AJMC_Journal @USC @USC_vascular @ALPSlimb @APMA @SVS #ActAgainstAmputation

This just published in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) detailing our collective experience treating high-risk patients with COVID19 A growing body of research, as well as first-hand accounts from clinicians on the ground, indicate that a significant percentage of patients with chronic wounds have delayed preventative and emergent wound care during the COVID-19 […]

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An explainable machine learning model for predicting in‐hospital amputation rate of patients with diabetic foot ulcer

Just published this past week by our collective Chongqing/Singapore/and local LA squad. Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the most serious and alarming diabetic complications, which often leads to high amputation rates in diabetic patients. Machine learning is a part of the field of artificial intelligence, which can automatically learn models from data and […]

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Thermometry reduces risk for reucleration in remission– in patients who reduce their activity

Important work from Sicco Bus, et al. published in BMJ Diabetes This RCT (DIATEMP) suggests that it’s not enough just to know that you’ve a preulcerative hot spot– but you need to do something about it. In this case, patients were told to reduce activity. Effectiveness of at-home skin temperature monitoring in reducing the incidence […]

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The Thermo-Pressure Concept: A New Model in Diabetic Foot Risk Stratification

The Thermo-Pressure Concept: A New Model in Diabetic Foot Risk Stratification This from our Maltese SALSAmigos, Perren and coworkers Abstract: Elevated foot pressure and high temperatures have been proposed as predictive factors for diabetic foot ulceration; however, on their own, their predictive value is still questionable. This pilot study hypothesized that combining these two measurements […]

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