Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Service Reduces Major Amputations in Diabetic Foot Infections ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @WeAreLAHealth @HarborUCLA_VS @JAPMAFeetTweets #ToeandFlow

Congratulations to Ashley Miller, Fred Bongard and crew on these important data on an even more important team approach to limb preservation. Abstract Background: Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) can lead to limb loss and mortality. To improve patient care at a safety-net teaching hospital, we created a multidisciplinary limb salvage service (LSS). Methods: We recruited a cohort... Continue Reading →

Health service organization impact on lower extremity amputations in people with type 2 diabetes with foot ulcers: systematic review and meta-analysis @DiabetologiaJnl @alpslimb

Excellent work from Meza-Torres and coworkers in Diabetologia. Bottom line: based on these data, half of all major lower extremity amputations may be prevented with adoption of multidisciplinary care pathways. Aims Despite the evidence available on the epidemiology of diabetic foot ulcers and associated complications, it is not clear how specific organizational aspects of health... Continue Reading →

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