Strong work from our Staffordshire colleagues Chatzistergos and Chockalingam who continue to help push the envelope in helping us collectively measure what we manage. An in vivo model for overloading-induced soft tissue injury This proof of concept study demonstrates that repetitive loading to the pain threshold can safely recreate overloading induced soft tissue damage and... Continue Reading →
Site-Specific, Critical Threshold Barefoot Peak Plantar Pressure Associated with Diabetic Foot Ulcer History: A Novel Approach to Determine DFU Risk in the Clinical Setting Excellent, pragmatic work from our Mancunian colleagues, Caroline Abbott and coworkers. Background and Objectives: Barefoot peak plantar pressures (PPPs) are elevated in diabetes patients with neuropathic foot ulcer (DFU) history; however, there... Continue Reading →
Terrific work from Featherson and coworkers lending further light on the role (and limitations) of thermometry/thermography in predicting reulceration in diabetic foot remission Monitoring foot skin temperatures at home have been shown to be effective at preventing the occurrence of diabetic foot ulcers. In this study, the construct validity of using >2.2°C difference between contralateral... Continue Reading →
Continued efforts to create companion diagnostics and theragnostics to help us measure what we manage and predict DFU risk. Imagine diagnosing "friable" tissue and then doing something about it?! Objective: Skin autofluorescence (SAF) has been suggested as a novel and noninvasive technique for assessing tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end products in diabetes and related complications.... Continue Reading →
Compelling work from Fields at Scripps, Florida suggest that we may be entering a new era of selective MMP inhibitors that may have profound implications from wound healing to cancer therapy. Buckle up!
Will we soon see more visual diagnostics for wounds? Congratulations to our colleagues in Melbourne for these intriguing data. Diabetic foot infections are a major cause of hospitalization, and delayed treatment can lead to numerous complications. The aim of this research was to investigate high-resolution spectroscopy of the wound center and periwound area for real-time... Continue Reading →