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Year in review
January 7th, 2016

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

At the beginning of a new year, many look back at the previous one in an attempt to analyze what happened, whether it was good or bad or perhaps even special.

Medication
November 17th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

Health Care Profits
October 8th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

Your mortgage company will not be able to hike your interest rate by 500% before the maturity date. If they tried, you could sue them for breach of contract and simply go somewhere else. If Mercedes, Hyundai or Ford hiked their prices by 5000%, you...

September 16th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

Most of us will treat wounds primarily with Western-medicine techniques and materials, though, occasionally a "side step" is made. MEBO Wound Ointment is a non-Western, botanical cream that is used in the Middle East and the Far East for the management...

scapel for debridement
August 11th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

There are a number of general rules in surgery. Among these: dead space has to be avoided. interestingly enough, there is virtually no real scientific documentation about this topic but everybody knows this to be true (in ulcers this, of course, applies...

honey bees
July 9th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

journal article review
April 23rd, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

A discussion on strategies for composing articles that get accepted into journal publication.

The first time you see your name published as the lead author of an article you are filled with pride. If an article is rejected you...

Calculator
March 12th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

healing rate
February 11th, 2015

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

December 11th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

In my previous blog, I mentioned the lack of innovative ways of early detection of infection in the context of not having seen a great deal of innovation at the last SAWC....

google contact lens
November 12th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

The 2014 SAWC Fall conference took place in October in Las Vegas. As always, it was good to see colleagues, share thoughts and stories, stroll through the exhibition areas and attend the lectures. As usual, the meeting was well organized although given...

October 14th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

We, the wound care community, are doing it wrong! We are using FDA approved, expensive diagnostics and treatments while the solution for your diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, full-thickness burns and keloid scars are on the web and cost peanuts in...

September 12th, 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: hyperglycemia, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and amputations1...

August 12th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

With a recent acute and serious vision problem, I have had to visit three ophthalmologists (all with different specialties) and a neurologist. I have undergone a series of tests, on the eyes as well as an MRI of the skull, brain and orbita, tests for...

July 10th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

Merriam Webster defines bias as "selecting or encouraging one outcome or answer over others." The Cochrane handbook states: "The reliability of the results of a randomized trial depends on the extent to which potential sources of bias have been avoided...

June 20th, 2014

Part 2 in a series on clinical trials in wound care
For part 1,
click here.
by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

In the first part of this series on the challenges of conducting clinical trials...

May 20th, 2014

Part 1 in a series on clinical trials in wound care
For part 2, click here

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD

To do a...

April 10th, 2014

by Michel H.E. Hermans, MD