From the New York Times: The Diabetic foot and amputations as a measure of our nation’s health system #ActAgainstAmputation #ALPSlimb #NYT

A tour de force by the NYT's Nick Kristof One of the solutions? Expansion of medicare/medicaid services. This fits so very well with work from our collective team. When foot care was removed during the economic crisis of 2008, diabetic amputation, sepsis and death increased. When foot care was expanded in Affordable Care Act early... Continue Reading →

Podcast: Stepping Into Wellness: Diabetic Foot Care #Yumlish #ActAgainstAmputation #Podcast

In this episode as Dr. Armstrong sheds light on the connections between diabetes, neuropathy, foot ulcers, and the critical risk factors for developing these conditions and how “knocking your socks off” can reduce the risk of foot amputations. Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is the leading... Continue Reading →

Usability of Different Methods to Assess and Improve Adherence to Therapeutic Footwear in Persons with the Diabetic Foot in Remission. A Systematic Review #ActAgainstAmputation #Adherence #Compliance

This is an important systematic review by our SALSAmigos at Madrid's Complutense led by Prof. JL Lazaro-Martinez. Abstract Therapeutic footwear (TF) has been demonstrated to decrease the rate of recurrence in patients in remission. TF adherence determines the real effect of such treatment and, therefore, an appropriate evaluation of TF adherence is critical to decrease... Continue Reading →

Preventative Sensor-Based Remote Monitoring of the Diabetic Foot in Clinical Practice #RemotePatientMonitoring #ActAgainstAmputation

This from our combined Canadian / US team focusing on "if this, then this" for remote patient monitoring Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers through Innovative Technology Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are a significant healthcare challenge, leading to severe consequences like amputation, reduced mobility, and increased mortality rates. However, most DFUs are preventable and treatable if detected... Continue Reading →

Prof. David G. Armstrong Addresses UAE’s Mubadala Health on Preventable Amputation and Diabetes Care Strategies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. David G. Armstrong Addresses Mubadala Health on Preventable Amputation and Diabetes Care Strategies LOS ANGELES, CA – August 10, 2023 – Dr. David G. Armstrong, renowned Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California, and a leading advocate for ending preventable amputation, delivered an insightful virtual lecture today to over... Continue Reading →

Hospital stays and costs of telemedical monitoring versus standard follow-up for diabetic foot ulcer: an open-label randomized controlled study

Background Two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have previously shown that telemedical monitoring of diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) reduces the number of visits to the outpatient clinic, without losing treatment efficacy or increasing costs. Here we present the results of an open-label, randomised controlled trial designed to investigate whether telemonitoring, provided by an expert nurse (with... Continue Reading →

The effect of physical therapy and mobility exercises on peak plantar pressure and range of motion in the #DiabeticFoot – #MetaAnalysis #ToeFlowandGo #ActAgainstAmputation

Great work from Lepesis and coworkers This study evaluated the effects of foot and ankle physical therapy on ankle and first metatarsophalangeal joint range of motion (ROM), peak plantar pressures (PPPs), and balance in people with diabetes, neuropathy, and joint stiffness. The study involved multiple sources for data collection like MEDLINE, EBSCO, Cochrane Database of... Continue Reading →

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