Reliability of an AI-powered Application Across Different Mobile Devices for Assessment of Chronic Wounds ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot @ALPSlimb @USC @USC_vascular @ResearchatUSC @KeckSchool_USC

From our team led by super student Mark Swerdlow! Mark Swerdlow 1, Jessica Lo 2, David G Armstrong 3 Objective: Evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of a wound assessment tool in iPhone 12 and 13 mini modalities against a validated iPad mini/Structure Sensor configuration. Approach: We assessed a wound measurement application (eKare inSight) for result consistency in patients presenting with wounds.... Continue Reading →

Use of Hyperspectral Imaging to Predict Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulceration #Diagnostics #Theragnostics #ActAgainstAmputation @ALPSlimb

This work by our colleagues from the Deaconess and Joslin constitutes another advance in the slow, steady march toward deriving an actionable value from hyperspectral imaging. Bottom line: Using oxyHb 50 as the cutof point to predict DFU complete healing, Visit 1 oxyHb measurement provided 85% sensitivity, 70% specificity, 50% positive predictive value and 93%... Continue Reading →

The Value of Infrared Thermography to Assess Foot and Limb Perfusion in Relation to Medical, Surgical, Exercise or Pharmacological Interventions in Peripheral Artery Disease: A Systematic Review

The Value of Infrared Thermography to Assess Foot and Limb Perfusion in Relation to Medical, Surgical, Exercise or Pharmacological Interventions in Peripheral Artery Disease Here is work from our Italian colleagues Piva and coworkers. Infrared thermography (IRT) is a promising imaging method in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). This systematic review aims to provide... Continue Reading →

Development of AI classification model for angiosome-wise interpretive substantiation of plantar feet thermal asymmetry in type 2 diabetic subjects using infrared thermograms #Thermography #ActAgainstAmputation #Diagnostic

From our colleagues in Chennai. Abstract Diabetic Foot Syndrome (DFS) is the prime impetus for most of the lower extremity complications among the diabetic subjects. DFS is characterized by aberrant variations in plantar foot temperature distribution while healthy subjects exhibit a symmetric thermal pattern between the contralateral and ipsilateral plantar feet. Thus, "asymmetry analysis" of... Continue Reading →

Evaluation of Glycologic Point-of-Care Infection Test Kit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Relation to Bacterial Presence: A Prospective Cohort Study #ActAgainstAmputation @JAPMAfeettweets

This from our colleagues in Carlisle, UK. We see more chairside/bedside diagnostics and theragnostics to help measure what we manage. Background: Point-of-care testing for infection might help podiatric physicians optimize management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Glycologic's proprietary GLYWD product has been developed to detect changes in a patient's immunologic/inflammatory response related to wound infection. We... Continue Reading →

An in vivo model for overloading-induced soft tissue injury #ActAgainstAmputation #DiabeticFoot #Theragnostics #Diagnostics @ALPSlimb @Staffsbiomech

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 →

Is a Left-to-Right >2.2°C Difference a Valid Measurement to Predict Diabetic Foot Ulceration in People in Diabetic Foot Remision? #Thermometry

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 →

Skin autofluorescence for non-enzymatic glycation end products in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)- A meta analysis

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 →

Study: People with Diabetic Foot Ulcers Don’t Vasodilate after Pressure Challenge. A New Marker for Risk (and Treatment Target)?

Important new work from our Lyonnaise and German colleagues published in the journal Diabetes. Neurovascular response to pressure in patients with diabetic foot ulcer Julien Vouillarmet MD1, Audrey Josset-Lamaugarny2,3, Paul Michon MD1, Jean Louis Saumet MD, PhD2,3, Audrey Koitka-Weber PhD4,5, Samir Henni MD4, Berengere Fromy PhD2,3, Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel PhD2,3 Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a... Continue Reading →

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