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Atypical Wounds

Accurately Identifying Wound Etiology by Tissue Type and Appearance

October 22, 2020
Identifying wound etiology before initiating topical treatment is important. Additionally, correctly documenting wound etiology is significant in health care settings for many reasons. Accurate docume...

An Itch You Cannot Scratch: 10 Interesting Facts About Morgellons Disease

April 1, 2019
By Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS I recently presented this topic as a Journal Club presentation for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Members. I feel like this is a very...

Atypical Wounds: Causes and Management (Part 1)

February 8, 2018
By Martin D. Vera LVN, CWS As devoted clinicians to the field of wound management we take a responsibility to educate ourselves and others about wound etiologies and characteristics, as well as man...

Calciphylaxis: Prevention and Treatment of a Rare Disease

June 2, 2017
By Holly Hovan MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CWON-AP In patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), there is a decreased renal clearance that causes an increase in phosphorus, then calcium, in the body. El...

Calciphylaxis: What it is and What it Means for Wound Care

September 3, 2013
By Aletha Tippett MD Calciphylaxis involves ischemic wounds that occur almost exclusively in patients undergoing hemodialysis. It is a syndrome of vascular calcification, thrombosis and skin necros...

Corneal Wound Healing

November 11, 2020
By Roshni Patel, BSc (Hons), MCOptom The cornea, as we know it, is a complex and fast-healing tissue that provides protection from infectious and non-infectious defects. However, it can still be in...

Creepy Crawlies of Wound Care

October 15, 2020
As summer begins to wind down and we look ahead to Halloween, let’s discuss some “creepy crawlies” we may encounter in wound care that may cause apprehension in even the most seasoned health care staf...

How Being a Wound Specialist Can Help You Survive a Werewolf or Vampire Bite

October 24, 2019
By Emily Greenstein, APRN, CNP, CWON, FACCWS It’s that time of year again. For the leaves to change, all the ghouls and goblins to come alive, and for a sudden influx of sugar! After the success of...

Osteomyelitis: What is it and How is it Treated?

March 21, 2014
By Bruce E. Ruben MD Osteomyelitis is an infection and inflammation of the bone or bone marrow caused by bacteria or other germs. Osteomyelitis is most often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus, ...
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