Diabetic Foot Blog

SALSA’s Armstrong Joins Amputee Coalition’s Limb Loss Task Force in Developing National "Model System" For Care and Prevention

March 4, 2015

David G Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of Arizona joined 10 other leading researchers and policymakers from around the country at a special limb loss task force in Boston this past week.  “I’m grateful to the Amputee Coalition for putting this program together.” noted Dr. Armstrong, “It is our collective hope that the end result of this great group of top clinicians and scientists will be development of and federal funding for a ‘model system’ to care not only for those with amputations– but also those at risk for their first or re-amputation.” Armstrong went on to say that “There now exists a good amount of data that putting teams together to not only prevent problems but to rapidly rehabilitate people after amputation can lead not only to a higher quantity of years– but a higher quality of life.

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Can you say…Inflammation (and LTB4)? Study Finds Root Cause of #Diabetes

February 24, 2015

UCSD Study Finds Root Cause of Type 2 Diabetes | NBC 7 San Diego :

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Bringing SALSA from @uofa to Peshawar: Saving Limbs and Lives

February 24, 2015

Faisal Shah Jehan and Numan Khan see the world a bit differently. Their home, Peshawar, Pakistan, has been on the front lines of trauma and tragedy for many years. One month before their arrival in the United States, more than 140 people, mostly children, were killed in a bomb blast at a local school

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From SALSA-iCAMP: Wearables and Visual-Feedback to Improve Stability in #Diabetes: A Randomised Controlled Trial @kargerpublisher

February 24, 2015

Sensor-Based Interactive Balance Training with Visual Joint Movement Feedback for Improving Postural Stability in Diabetics with Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial Grewal G.S. a, b   ·  Schwenk M

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Regional Variation in Amputation in England: Is there an Amputation Mason-Dixon Line (or a new Northern Uprising)?

February 23, 2015

New data from Ahmad and coworkers from the J. Royal Society of Medicine

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Wearable Robots? That’s a thing now at SALSA-iCAMP thanks to the geektastic folks at Sugar Lab. See more at #DFCon15

February 16, 2015

Original post: Wearable Robots? That’s a thing now at SALSA-iCAMP thanks to the geektastic folks at Sugar Lab. See more at #DFCon15

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Healthy skin in #diabetes should be more like a tortilla and less like a cracker, right?

February 16, 2015

J Diabetes Complications.  2014 Jul-Aug;28(4):488-93.

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SALSA’s Armstrong Keynotes 13th Japanese Society for Footcare @bio5 @apmatweets

February 15, 2015

David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine served as keynote lecturer at the 13th Japanese Society for Footcare in Tokyo Japan

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Toe, Flow and Blow(fly): Lecture with Larvae for Japanese Footcare Society

February 14, 2015

For those of you attending the Japanese Footcare Society (and others just hanging outside the stadium tailgating), you’re so very welcome to this lecture or any others from the SALSA bowl. Enjoy.

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Here’s to our SALSAmigo, DaveK: #Blackberry Hires New Security Chief (and more) #IOT

February 10, 2015

DaveK Takes over as CSO at #Blackberry, to spearhead Internet of Things The Wall Street Journal BlackBerry Hires New Security Chief By Ben Dummett February 10, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/ blackberry-hires-new-security- chief-1423573163 TORONTO—  BlackBerry   Ltd. Tuesday said it hired a new chief security officer, strengthening the smartphone-maker’s focus on developing mobile security technology

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