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Wound Care Q&A

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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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…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These expert panelists offer keys to pain management, discuss current guidelines and share their thoughts on palliative care treatment for patients at the end of their lives.

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What is your standard of care for palliative wound care?

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

With increasing numbers of cellular and tissue-based products emerging on the market, these panelists discuss when to use such products, and which products are most effective.

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When do you decide a patient needs a cellular- or…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These expert panelists discuss which dressings to use for diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers with varying degrees of drainage.

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What are the most effective dressings to use with DFUs with no or mild…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These experts share their advice for their initial assessment of neuropathic and pressure ulcers as well as effective offloading strategies.

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What is your initial assessment and approach to offloading lower extremity neuropathic ulcers…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

At what point should physicians seek advanced therapies for chronic wounds? These expert panelists discuss the guidelines for starting advanced therapy and which therapies show promise.  

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What kind of advanced therapies for…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Offering expert opinions on treating skin lacerations and tears, burn wounds and puncture wounds, four DPMs also provide insights on when and when not to use prophylactic antibiotics for these wounds.

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How do you treat lower extremity…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

These panelists provide a guide to tackling common coding dilemmas, appropriate coding for wound debridement, skin grafts and substitutes, and advice for new doctors when learning to code.

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What is your advice for a new practitioner…

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has a proven track record for lower extremity wounds. These experts explore when to utilize NPWT, the use of the modality over incisions and grafts, the merits of instillation NPWT and advantages of…

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