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Protein and wound healing

Protein and wound healing Collins, Nancy Nutrition Q: How much protein does a patient with a wound require? What are some ways to increase the amount of protein in the diet? A: Protein is an essential nutrient for health. Understanding the role of protein in the body is an important first step in determining how […]

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Nutrition Q&A: Arginine and wound healing

Nutrition Q&A: Arginine and wound healing Collins, Nancy Q: Can you explain how arginine affects wound healing? I have recently heard that patients with pressure ulcers should receive arginine supplementation, but it is not routinely ordered for these patients at my facility. Is this something we should be doing? A: Arginine has recently come to […]

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Surgical Dressings: Base Purchases on Outcomes, Not on Payment

Surgical Dressings: Base Purchases on Outcomes, Not on Payment Schaum, Kathleen D Q: I recently began working as a wound care nurse in the office of a physician who specializes in wound management. I have 2 questions about dressings. First, I know physicians cannot bill Medicare separately for dressings used in the office. Is it […]

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Leg Ulcers Secondary to Prolidase Deficiency

Leg Ulcers Secondary to Prolidase Deficiency Trent, Jennifer T First described by Goodman in 1968, prolidase deficiency (PD) is a rare, autosomal recessive inborn error of collagen metabolism.1,2 It is caused by a defect in the PEPD gene on chromosome 19.3,4 As of 2004, approximately 40 cases of PD had been reported.5 In addition to […]

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Is Pain a Vital Sign?

Is Pain a Vital Sign? Salcido, Richard (Sal) THE PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC, painful conditions in the United States is enormous: An estimated 80 million persons live with chronic pain. Millions more undergo surgery or suffer a painful injury, making pain one of the most common reasons for medical treatment. Various organizational and regulatory bodies, including […]

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Prevalence, incidence, and implications for the future

Pressure ulcers in America: Prevalence, incidence, and implications for the future Cuddigan, Janet An Executive Summary of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Monograph National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Board of Directors The State of Pressure Ulcers in the United States, 1990-2000 In 1989, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) set a national goal […]

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Options for nonsurgical debridment of necrotic wounds

Options for nonsurgical debridment of necrotic wounds Singhal, Anu MARCH/APRIL 2001 EXTRA CLINICAL MAGEMENT DEBRIDEMENT PURPOSE To offer an educational experience that will help to improve the participant’s understanding of the various types of nonsurgical debridement. TARGET AUDIENCE This CME/CE activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and […]

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“I Knew I Was Going to Be OK”

“I Knew I Was Going to Be OK” Greer, Kathleen A Everybody gets hijacked along the way. -Jackie Pflug Motivational speaker and airline hijacking survivor Jackie Pflug has turned her horrifying near-death experience into an inspirational message of faith, determination, and rising above adversity. She recently shared her emotional story with attendees at the 19th […]

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An overview of tools and techniques

More than one way to measure a wound: An overview of tools and techniques Goldman, Robert J CLINICAL MANAGEMENT WOUND MEASUREMENT PURPOSE To improve clinical practice and the quality of patient care by providing a learning opportunity that enhances the participant’s understanding of the tools and techniques available for wound measurement. TARGET AUDIENCE This SME/CE […]

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role of daily activities in pressure ulcer development, The

role of daily activities in pressure ulcer development, The Clark, Florence Guest Editorial Pressure ulcers are a serious complication of spinal cord injury (SCI).1 Although pressure ulcers are often assumed to be preventable,2 research suggests that more than three fourths of individuals with an SCI will develop a pressure ulcer over the course of their […]