Allogenic Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment: Clinical Effectiveness

Intriguing work from our friend and colleague Prof. Beata Rakowska and coworkers from Poland Although encouraging results of adipose-derived stem cell (ADSC) use in wound healing are available, the mechanism of action has been studied mainly in vitro and in animals. This work aimed to examine the safety and efficacy of allogenic ADSCs in human... Continue Reading →

Effects of wear and tear of therapeutic footwear in patients remission. A 5-year follow-up study @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot

From our colleagues in Madrid anchored by our long-time friend Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez. This was posted previously here. Aims To assesses the relationship between the wear and tear of therapeutic footwear (TF) and the risk of recurrence in diabetes remission patients. Methods Remission patients (N = 115) participated in this 5-year prospective study in a specialized Diabetic Foot Unit between... Continue Reading →

Do Anti-Biofilm Antibiotics Have A Place in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis? @ALPSlimb #ActAgainstAmputation

Here is a copy of a preprint from our long-time friend and colleague Eric Senneville and coworkers. The choice of antibiotic regimens to use in patients presenting with diabetic foot osteomyelitis and their duration differs according to the situation. Antibiotics play a more important role in the medical option where no infected bone has been... Continue Reading →

Armstrong Delivers Successful Keynote Lecture on Limb Preservation and Diabetic Foot Care to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK)

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC, delivered a highly successful keynote lecture to the International Podiatrists Association of Hong Kong (IPAHK) via a virtual platform. The lecture, which took place yesterday, focused on the methods used by Dr.... Continue Reading →

Study: Disparities in Preventative Diabetic Foot Education ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @VascularAZ @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC @TzeWoeiTan

This from our combined Arizona/USC SALSA Team. Objective The objective of this study is to assess the overall differences in the standard of preventive foot care for patients at risk of diabetic foot ulceration and to identify specific demographic factors affecting these healthcare practices including race and ethnicity. Methods The National Health and Nutrition Examination... Continue Reading →

American Diabetes Association Hosts Worldwide Webinar on Addressing Diabetes-Related Amputations @AmDiabetesAssn ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpgxy9j8EKE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently hosted a worldwide webinar entitled "Dialogue with ADA: Addressing Opportunities & Challenges of Preventing Diabetes-Related Amputations". This virtual event featured leading experts in the field, including Professors Rodica Pop Busui of University of Michigan, Richard Neville, Chief of Surgery at Innova Healthcare, and Professor David... Continue Reading →

Prof. David G. Armstrong Delivers Virtual Lecture on Global Impact and Opportunities in Diabetic Limb Preservation to Taiwan Society for Plastic Surgery ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

Prof. David G. Armstrong Delivers Virtual Lecture on Global Impact and Opportunities in Diabetic Limb Preservation to Taiwan Society for Plastic Surgery LOS ANGELES, CA On December 18, 2022, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at Keck School of Medicine of USC, David G. Armstrong, delivered a virtual... Continue Reading →

Three key tips for diabetic foot care (courtesy of GPT-3) #GPT3 ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC #ChatBot

Keep your blood sugar levels under control. High blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels and nerves in the feet, increasing the risk of foot problems. Check your feet daily for cuts, blisters, sores, or any other changes. Use a mirror or ask someone else to help you check hard-to-see areas. Wear properly fitting shoes... Continue Reading →

Pharmacist-led screening for diabetic peripheral neuropathy using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

A great idea from our Jordanian colleagues. Background Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is highly prevalent among Jordanian patients, mostly are asymptomatic. Early recognition and appropriate management of neuropathy is important to improve symptoms, reduce sequelae, and improve quality of life. This study aims at exploring the role of pharmacists in the early recognition of DPN... Continue Reading →

The Value of Infrared Thermography to Assess Foot and Limb Perfusion in Relation to Medical, Surgical, Exercise or Pharmacological Interventions in Peripheral Artery Disease: A Systematic Review

The Value of Infrared Thermography to Assess Foot and Limb Perfusion in Relation to Medical, Surgical, Exercise or Pharmacological Interventions in Peripheral Artery Disease Here is work from our Italian colleagues Piva and coworkers. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a promising imaging method in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). This systematic review aims to provide... Continue Reading →

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