Skin Care

Best Practice in Emollient Therapy

“A survey of the literature indicates that there is little primary evidence as to how emollients should be effectively used. Common practice has arisen and is reflected in the clinical literature.” “Emollients have been part of human life for centuries. Records suggest that the ancient Greeks used wool fat on

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KPIs

Guidance on Developing Key Performance Indicators

“KPIs are specific and measurable elements of health and social care that can be used to assess quality of care.” “It is estimated that up to 30% of the total health budget may be spent one way or another on handling information, collecting it, looking for it, storing it. It

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DFU

Interobserver Reliability of Three Validated Scoring Systems in the Assessment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

“These classification systems may be reliably used by multiple observers, for example, when conducting research and audit. However, they demonstrate only slight to moderate reliability when used by a single observer on an individual subject and may therefore be less helpful in the clinical setting, when documenting ulcer characteristics or

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CLI

To Diagnose Critical Limb Ischemia, Look to the Toe as Well as the Ankle

“What we’re saying now is that any patient with a lower extremity ulcer needs to have at least a toe pressure taken, regardless of whether their arteries are compressible or noncompressible,” he explains. “Yet despite better sensitivity, even toe pressure is accurate only 60 percent of the time. So we

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Clinical Innovation

Zinc-Coated Foam With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Wounds

“Zinc plays an essential role in immune function, antioxidant defense mechanism, and wound healing. It has been shown that reepithelialization might be delayed by zinc deficiency, which can increase the time for wound closure and decrease wound strength.” Source: Zinc-Coated Foam With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Wounds

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DFU

Comparison of Removable and Irremovable Walking Boot to Total Contact Casting in Offloading the Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulceration

“According to many large surveys, the plantar side of the foot represents one of the most prevalent location for ulceration in diabetic patients. Peripheral sensory-motor neuropathy causes hypoesthesia, gait modifications, and deformities, which lead to the development of localized hyper-pressure points, which in time can evolve into chronic ulceration, eventually

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DFU

IWGDF Guidelines

“It is estimated that in 2013 approximately 382 million people have diabetes – 8.3% of the world’s population. Around 80% of these people live in developing countries. By 2030, the global estimate is expected to rise to over 552 million – 9.9 % of the adult population. Every 20 seconds

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Lipoedema

Lipedema

“Lipedema is a disorder of adipose tissue that primarily affects females and is often misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. Relatively few studies have defined the precise pathogenesis, epidemiology, and management strategies for this disorder, yet the need to successfully identify this disorder as a unique entity has important implications for

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