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Inside Insights On Emerging Wound Care Modalities

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 9,046 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2006

Which emerging treatments show promise in treating lower-extremity wounds? Our expert panelists detail their usage of various wound care modalities, including topical antimicrobials and negative pressure wound therapy. They also take a look at what the future may bring for wound healing. Q: What new modalities do you use in the treatment of lower extremity wounds?

Supplementing Diabetic Wound Care With Hyperbaric Medicine

Adam R. Johnson, DPM | 13,176 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/2011

As the diabetes mellitus epidemic continues to grow, so does the number of diabetic wounds in the lower extremity. Researchers have estimated that the number of individuals with diabetes mellitus who eventually develop a lower extremity ulceration may be as high as 25 percent.1

Why I Made The Decision To Specialize In Wound Care

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 7,467 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2012

Welcome to my new blog. I am honored to share information, insights and ideas with my colleagues. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences with the readers of Podiatry Today, you will be encouraged and inspired in your efforts when treating patients affected with wounds of varying etiologies.

Failure To Biopsy: When Alleged ‘Wound Care Specialists’ Fall Short Of The Standard Of Care

Molly Judge DPM FACFAS | 7,771 reads | 7 comments | 02/08/2010

I do not know about you but I continue to find myself wondering who are these so-called wound care specialists who undertake management of wounds but are nowhere to be found when bad wounds take a turn for the worse.

Kit Offers Post-Op Wound Care In One Convenient And Effective Package

Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant | 6,884 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/2009

   When it comes to ensuring proper postoperative care for wounds, patient adherence can be a problem. Additionally, many patients may not be able to afford the follow-up visits needed for proper postoperative wound care. However, a convenient package of wound care products may help address these concerns.

Wound Care Haiti: Raising Awareness And Making A Difference For People With Diabetes

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 6,319 reads | 2 comments | 12/28/2009

The non-profit organization I have started, Wound Care Haiti, was invited to participate in the World Diabetes Day by the Haitian Foundation for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease (FHADIMAC). I traveled to Haiti along with two colleagues, Timothy Syperek, DPM, and Robert Hatcher, DPM. The weeklong program was geared to help Wound Care Haiti and FHADIMAC establish a world class wound care center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Quality Measures And Value-Based Payment: What Wound Care Clinicians Should Know

Caroline E. Fife, MD | 14,755 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the Supreme Court recently upheld, creates a new value-based payment modifier. Starting in 2015, this payment modifier will provide differential payments to doctors based on quality and cost of care. Since the payment adjustments are to be budget neutral, some physicians will receive bonuses and others penalties under this provision. It is likely that payment based on quality measures will soon represent a substantial portion of a physician’s income.

Certification And Wound Care Expertise: Are They One And The Same?

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 8,117 reads | 6 comments | 05/04/2012

First, I would like to thank the readers for taking the time to review the topics I have presented regarding the world of wound care.

If you read my blog, you are likely seeking some insight or clinical perspectives that may help you in managing patients with chronic wounds from a variety of etiologies.

This month, I would like to turn the tables and gain some knowledge from you, my respected colleagues, on your approach to things, specifically how you have attained your level of expertise.

Is A Wound Care Specialist The Best Answer For Your Patients With Wounds?

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 4,623 reads | 2 comments | 02/21/2012

One of the truly great aspects of our profession is that in podiatric medicine, we can offer our services through a wide range of areas. Whether as a provider to our patients or as a consultant to colleagues from other disciplines, a podiatric physician’s value is limitless. This is especially true when one considers the infinite good that we are capable of bringing to the medical community.

What You Should Know About Using Silver Products In Wound Care

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 232,544 reads | 1 comments | 11/03/2004

   Whether it is used as a topical ingredient or a dressing ingredient, the use of silver in treating wounds has been around for quite some time. Silver has an array of beneficial effects in promoting healing. Given the potential of silver in the wound care arena, our expert panelists take a closer look at the history of silver in wound care, key indications and their experience with the different modalities that contain silver.    Q: Historically, how has topical silver been used in wound care?