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Gauze Dressing Takes Wound Care To New Level

By Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor | 4,583 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/2005

   Podiatrists have turned to AmeriGel Care Lotion to solve an array of skin problems, including psoriasis and ichthyosis. Building upon the success of the lotion, AmeriGel Hydrogel Saturated Gauze Dressing utilizes the same key ingredient with an eye toward providing long-term moist wound care.    What makes the AmeriGel Gauze Dressing unique among the impregnated gauze dressings available today is the use of Oakin™ as its primary ingredient, according to the manufacturer, AmerX Health Care Corp. Oakin provides antifungal, antimicrobial and autolytic debriding properties.

Key Insights On Advanced Wound Care Treatments

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 13,532 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2010

   There are a variety of advanced treatment options that can help expedite wound healing. Accordingly, these expert panelists offer insights on the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and growth factors, and the emergence of stem cell therapy.

Q: Do you have any pearls in prescribing NPWT?

When working with chemovac dressings, the authors have found it useful to ”window” the wound edges with smaller strips of dressing seal in order to create more exact boundaries.

Can 'Chemovac' Dressings Be A Valuable Addition To Wound Care?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD | 4,373 reads | 1 comments | 04/27/2010

Editor's note: This blog entry is co-authored by Nicholas Giovinco, BS.

As one might imagine, the use of chemotherapeutic modalities is generally easy. Topical applications and traditional dressing modifications are, in many instances, technically unchanged from standard practice.

Our experience with the application of “chemovac” dressings (combining chemotherapeutic dressings with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT)).

Seeking Volunteers To Help Establish Wound Care Haiti

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 7,399 reads | 2 comments | 07/21/2009

Most of you who read this blog know that I have been involved in a clubfoot program in Haiti for several years now. In my trips to Haiti, another need has become apparent. The need for a wound care center is critically urgent.

I have initiated the process with the help of some of my Haitian friends to establish a wound care center with the hope that this initiative will eventually lead to an entire countrywide program. This is a large, daunting undertaking and I need help. For those of you who are looking for ways to get involved, here is your opportunity to make a difference.

Supplementing Diabetic Wound Care With Hyperbaric Medicine

Adam R. Johnson, DPM | 13,397 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

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

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS | 4,685 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.

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

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 6,386 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.

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

Molly Judge DPM FACFAS | 7,902 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 | 6,976 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.

What You Should Know About Using Silver Products In Wound Care

Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM | 238,514 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?