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The fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 5-9. One of nearly 800 Healogics-managed centers, UVMC offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds. Program directors across the nation will dedicate the entire week to educating physicians, patients and the general public about the chronic wound epidemic and the advanced wound care solutions. Read More
Applying wound care dressings can be complex, frustrating, and frankly a bit scary. The process of changing dressings doesn't have to be complicated. However, many times an individual's lack of understanding can create barriers to successful treatment and healing. Education and retention on how to care for their wounds will reduce the need for follow-up calls and, potentially, complications from chronic open wounds. Read More
Patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia had better mortality and major adverse limb event outcomes if they adhered to the statin intensity recommended in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid-management guidelines, researchers reported. The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent first-time endovascular or surgical revascularization for CLI - also called chronic limb-threatening ischemia. Read More