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 →

Improvement of Health Insurance and Outcomes of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Diabetic Foot Ulcers @USC_Vascular @USC @VascularSVS #ActAgainstAmputation @APMA #ToeandFlow

Objective Although suboptimal insurance status has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes-related amputation, it is unclear how better health insurance coverage improves the care and outcomes of patients with diabetic foot ulcerations (DFUs). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries with DFUs who had transitioned to... Continue Reading →

Association between Preventive Podiatric Care and Outcomes of New Diabetic Foot Ulceration among Patients with End Stage Renal Disease @USC @KeckSchool_USC, @USC_Vascular @TzeWoeiTan @APMA @ALPSLIMB @VascularCures @VascularSVS

This was just presented by our team at the American Diabetes Association annual symposium. We're thrilled that Tze Woei Tan, lead author, was awarded the Marvin Levin Award for top abstract in its category. The study, the first of its kind, evaluated more than 50,000 patients. Those that received podiatric care prior to developing a... Continue Reading →

Telemedicine and the Foot Selfie helped providers deliver diabetic foot care during the pandemic @amdiabetesassn @apma @usc @usc_vascular @umich #ADA2021 @alpslimb #FootSelfie

Podiatric Surgeons Dr. Shin of USC and Brian Schmidt of University of MIchigan are front and center at this year’s end American Diabetes Association. For people with diabetic foot complications, access to care and regular physical examinations are crucial to achieving good outcomes and avoiding hospitalizations. Both were a challenge in 2020, especially during the... Continue Reading →

Zoomertimes TV: Interview with @Keckmedusc Prof. David G. Armstrong on Sole Survival @vascularsvs @apma #ActAgainstAmputation

What a blast with AF and crew on Zoomertimes TV! Stand up for your feet. That is the message from David Armstrong, DPM, PhD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery and a podiatric surgeon. While National Foot Health Awareness Month was recognized in April, the message should resonate always.

@CDCgov Analysis of Cost Effectiveness in #Diabetes: Hypertension Control and Foot Care top the list @alpslimb #DiabeticFoot #ActAgainstAmputation @apma

This superb report from Siegel and coworkers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OBJECTIVE To synthesize updated evidence on the cost-effectiveness (CE) of interventions to manage diabetes, its complications, and comorbidities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review of studies from high-income countries evaluating the CE of diabetes management interventions recommended by... Continue Reading →

Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes: diabetic foot exams confer a 33% reduction in hospitalization risk @APMA @RFUMS @ALPSlimb

Important work from Albright and Fleischer from Dartmouth and Rosalind Franklin University, respectively. This continues the important general data narrative suggesting that looking after the limb extends ulcer-free, hospital-free and activity-rich days. Association of select preventative services and hospitalization in people with diabetes Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the utilization rates... Continue Reading →

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