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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Terms to Know: Lower Extremity Wounds

September 1, 2020
Collateral circulation: A collateral blood vessel circuit that may be adapted or remodeled to minimize the use of occluded arteries. Collateralization may offset some of the physiological signs of per...

The Amputation Crisis of African American Patients

February 5, 2021
By Alton Johnson Jr., DPM, CWSP Since my last blog post, I was fortunate enough to turn 32 years old. To many of us, turning 32 years old does not seem like much of a big deal, but as an African Am...

The Challenge of Lower Extremity Wounds – Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Part 3

August 17, 2017
By Martin D. Vera LVN, CWS In this last of our three-part series on lower extremity wounds, we will focus our attention on diabetic foot/neuropathic ulcers. Research indicates that the United State...

The Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Interventions for Closure

August 16, 2019
By the WoundSource Editors For people with diabetes who develop a wound, the statistics are high. The data are as overwhelming as the cost of care, and the outcome if these wounds do not heal is of...

The Declining Rate of Diabetes-Related Complications

September 12, 2014
By Michel H.E. Hermans, MD The CDC recently published encouraging data in the New England Journal of Medicine about a decline in the rate of five major complications related to diabetes mellitus: h...

The Diabetic Foot: An Overview

May 30, 2013
By Lydia A Meyers RN, MSN, CWCN Diabetes is the number one cause of amputation for wound care patients. Individuals with diabetes need monitoring and education about the dangers they face on a dail...

The Impact of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy on DFUs

May 21, 2024
Dr. Garoufalis discusses the relationship between diabetic peripheral neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcer....

Thinking Laterally: A Case Study in Wound Care Patient Compliance

August 19, 2015
By Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS, FAAN As summer gives way to fall, one of the first thoughts most of us have is back to school. Patients and caregivers often feel as though every day is the...
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