BEST-CLI: The results are in and they’re likely practice-altering ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb @Best_CLI #AHA22

This from our colleagues Alik Farber, Matt Menard and Ken Rosenfeld. Likely to be a game-changer in how patients with CLTI are addressed. The first results from the BEST-CLI randomised controlled trial (RCT) of 1,830 patients show that surgical bypass with adequate single-segment great saphenous vein (GSV) is a more effective revascularisation strategy for patients with chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI) who are deemed to be suitable... Continue Reading →

New Initiative Aims to Advance Equitable Care and Address Hidden Threat of Amputation Related to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Through Save Legs. Change Lives.™, Janssen seeks to elevate PAD research, collaboration, education and screening for communities placed at increased risk of cardiovascular disease — Read on http://www.jnj.com/new-janssen-initiative-aims-to-advance-equitable-care-and-address-hidden-threat-of-amputation-related-to-peripheral-artery-disease-pad Through Save Legs. Change Lives.™, Janssen seeks to elevate PAD research, collaboration, education and screening for communities placed at increased risk of cardiovascular disease TITUSVILLE, N.J., March... Continue Reading →

Current Management of Peripheral Artery Disease: Focus on Pharmacotherapy @ALPSlimb @USC_Vascular @JCU @ResearchatUSC #ActAgainstAmputation

This from our combined USC and James Cook University team. Bottom line: There are lots of opportunities to make an impact to optimize best medical therapy. Jonathan Golledge, Malindu E. Fernando & David G. Armstrong Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is the occlusion or narrowing of the arteries supplying the lower extremities. Peripheral artery disease has been estimated to... Continue Reading →

Below-the-ankle arterial disease: a new marker of coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes and foot ulcers

Important work from our long-time friends Luigi Uccioli and coworkers. Some, including our friend Elissa Altin of Yale, have suggested that this might lead to us getting radiographs to identify arterial calcification that could help identify PAD, CLTI and even CAD. What do you think? Aim: The aim of the current study is to evaluate the... Continue Reading →

Opportunities for diabetes and peripheral artery disease-related lower limb amputation prevention in an Appalachian state: A longitudinal analysis @SamanthaMinc @WestVirginiaU @usc_vascular

Opportunities for diabetes and peripheral artery disease-related lower limb amputation prevention in an Appalachian state: A longitudinal analysis Great work from West Virginia's Sam Minc and coworkers with a little help from us here at USC. SamanthaDanielle MincabStevanBudicDylanThibaultaRanjitaMisradDavid GArmstrongeGordonStephen SmithfLukeMaronea Lower extremity amputation due to peripheral artery disease (PAD) and diabetes (DM) is a life-altering event that identifies disparities in... Continue Reading →

Reducing Nontraumatic Lower-Extremity Amputations by 20% by 2030: Time to Get to Our Feet – A Policy Statement from @American_Heart @CircAHA

An important Policy Statement in Circulation by the American Heart Association (Creager and coworkers) calling for a 20% reduction in lower extremity amputations over the next decade. Ladies and gentlemen: This is doable. Nontraumatic lower-extremity amputation is a devastating complication of peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a high mortality and medical expenditure. There are ≈150... Continue Reading →

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