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Advances in Wound Care

Anabolic steroids and wound healing

Anabolic steroids and wound healing Salcido, Richard My goal in writing the editorials that appear in this journal is to address contemporary issues of interest to the journal’s constituencies. Toward that end, I have made it my responsibility to keep abreast of the skin and wound care literature and other advances in the field. In […]

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Prophylactic foot surgery in the diabetic patient

Prophylactic foot surgery in the diabetic patient Catanzariti, Alan R MANY PRACTITIONERS WHO TREAT PATIENTS with diabetes are reluctant to recommend or perform surgery to correct sometimes simple structural abnormalities of the foot. However, the practitioner must weigh the risks and benefits and consider the multiple factors affecting outcome. Avoiding surgery when foot abnormalities are […]

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Off-loading techniques in the treatment of diabetic plantar neuropathic foot ulceration

Off-loading techniques in the treatment of diabetic plantar neuropathic foot ulceration Cantanzariti, Alan R Abstract In the individual with diabetes mellitus, foot ulceration represents the single most important risk factor in lower-extremity amputation. The goal of treatment is to obtain a healed and closed wound that (1) eliminates a portal of entry for bacterial invasion […]

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Identification and treatment of herpes lesions

Identification and treatment of herpes lesions Chandrasekar, P H Abstract Infections caused by the herpes family of viruses are on the rise. Mucocutaneous herpes infections are caused by herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 and varicella-zoster virus. Herpes simplex virus commonly causes oral– labial or genital infection, and varicella-zoster virus causes chicken pox and shingles. […]