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Nutrition

By Betsy F. Rosenthal, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS

Wound healing is a complex and multifaceted process. However, one often underestimated area is the role nutrition plays in the outcomes of these patients. Accordingly, this author outlines important biochemical concepts along with practical…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These expert panelists discuss how to help wound care patients who are underweight as well as what diet modifications can facilitate optimal wound healing.

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What do you do for underweight patients with wounds?

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Kazu Suzuki,…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Focusing on the importance of how a diet rich in nutrients can benefit wound healing, these panelists discuss broaching nutrition topics with their patients and how to treat morbidly obese patients with lower extremity wounds.

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Do you…

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, and Zoe Birnbaum, BS

Given that malnutrition and a loss of lean body mass can have an adverse effect on wound healing, clinicians should have a strong understanding of the impact of adequate protein intake and the pros and cons of different vitamin supplements.…

Robert Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed

In a thorough review of the relationship between nutrition and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, this author discusses key vitamin deficiencies, the impact of oxidative stress in patients with diabetes, and the need for close postoperative…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Nutrition can be a key factor in healing chronic wounds. These panelists discuss how to address nutrition and weight loss with wound care patients, and share recommendations on nutritional supplements.

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Do you counsel your patients…

Kristine Hoffman, DPM

If patients are not getting enough micronutrients or macronutrients, dermatologic conditions can arise in the skin and nails. Accordingly, this author offers salient insights on cutaneous manifestations of various vitamin and nutritional…

By Patricia Abu-Rumman, DPM, and Robert A. Menzies, BSc(Hons), MChS, SRCh

Wound healing is a complex process that depends upon the delicate balance of physical and spiritual well-being of the individual. In order to maintain this required balance for wound healing, clinicians must be aware of and evaluate five major…

By John E. Hahn, DPM, ND

In our profession, we do not receive extensive training in medical nutrition and its link to wound healing and the prevention of infections. Most podiatric and medical school curriculums devote only a limited amount of time to nutritional…

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