Santa Cruz's local radio station KSCO featuring Dr. Tea Nguyen on Stepping In (start at 04:29)
How accurate is the probe-to-bone test for bone infection?
Diagnostic Accuracy of Probe to Bone to Detect Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot: A Systematic Review by Kenrick Lam, Suzanne AV Van Asten, Tea Nguyen, Javier La Fontaine, Lawrence A. Lavery
Click on the title hyperlink above to learn more about the common probe-to-bone (PTB) bedside clinical examination and how it helps test for the presence of bone infection in the diabetic foot.
When should I use the probe-to-bone test?
Pre-Test Probability And The Probe-To-Bone Test: What You Should Know by Jakob C. Thorud & Tea Nguyen
Probe-to-bone (PTB) test is used to grossly screen for bone infection prior to using more advanced and expensive modalities such as MRI. This test is useful in the right population and not just everyone with a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Click on the title hyperlink above to read more about it in laymens term.
Is the TMA "definitive?"
Reoperation and Reamputation After Transmetatarsal Amputation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Jakob C. Thorud, Daniel Jupiter, Jonathan Lorenzana, Tea Tu Nguyen, Naohiro Shibuya
The level of amputation in the foot continues to be a controversial topic. Although the transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is a well accepted procedure in cases such as gangrene and infection, debate continues as to whether or not it is truly more definitive than lesser ray resections.
Click on the above article title to read more about our findings.