Watch Pressure Injuries Form From the Inside Out!

Over the years, I have created a few videos on my YouTube channel from serial photographs to show how Deep tissue injuries (DTI) and stage 4 pressure ulcers form from the inside out – at least, that’s what it looks like in these photos – although I can’t prove it. Watch them and see what you think.

Thinking Out Loud About Ischemia Originating as a Venous Occlusion

Check out the Youtube video I made of Venous Occlusion of a toe. I ask you, doesn’t this toe have the same appearance as a DTI or unstageable pressure ulcer?

Severe Pressure Injuries Form From the Inside Out!

It’s finally out! The follow-up to the paper published previously about the angiosome theory of pressure injury! Pass this around freely because it was published Open Source.

The Perfect Presentation to an Administrative Law Judge about Medicare Denials for Radiation Injury to the Bladder

You will want to read this – Dick Clark’s presentation to an Administrative Law judge about a Medicare denial for late effects of radiation to the bladder.

Thawing Out

My thanks to the many of you who have sent messages of support and sympathy. It will take time for operations, much less life, to return to COVID-19 normal. This is an opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors and help each other, and there are always blessings that come from that.

Treating COVID Patients with HBOT, Part 2 – From the Author of COVID Diaries

For every deteriorating patient who declines the option of HBOT, there are two willing to try it.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and COVID – From the Author of COVID Diaries

Here’s another installment from the intrepid critical care/hyperbaric physician who started “COVID Diaries.” Now she is telling the evolving story of treating COVID patients with HBOT.

Treating COVID Patients with HBOT – From the Author of COVID Diaries

We are down to steroids, aspirin and anticoagulation. We might as well be practicing critical care in the 1950’s.

Hyperbaric Oxygen and COVID – From the Author of COVID Diaries

What we need with COVID is a way to deliver enough oxygen to avoid intubation. It’s possible we found that with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

The Feel of the COVID Second Wave

The COVID-19 Diaries make their long-awaited return.

About Dr. Fife

Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the Director of the Wound Care Center at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.

Report Honest Healing Rates

It’s time for Wound Care physicians and providers to stand up for truly honest outcomes and transparent quality reporting. If we don’t we may see our entire profession wiped out. Click here to read more.

COVID-19 Diaries

Guest blog from a friend and colleague who practices Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is also a Critical Care physician. Here are her COVID-19 Diaries – uncensored. Click here to read more.

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Watch Pressure Injuries Form From the Inside Out!

Watch Pressure Injuries Form From the Inside Out!

Over the years, I have created a few videos on my YouTube channel from serial photographs to show how Deep tissue injuries (DTI) and stage 4 pressure ulcers form from the inside out – at least, that’s what it looks like in these photos – although I can’t prove it. Watch them and see what you think.

Thawing Out

Thawing Out

My thanks to the many of you who have sent messages of support and sympathy. It will take time for operations, much less life, to return to COVID-19 normal. This is an opportunity for us to get to know our neighbors and help each other, and there are always blessings that come from that.

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

I thought that it would be enlightening to have someone with her credibility provide a detailed explanation of the challenges she has faced as a chronically ill person with Medicare Advantage. I am not foolish enough to think that anyone at CMS will listen, but it could serve as a warning to other patients.

Physician Fee Schedule Update

Physician Fee Schedule Update

The G2211 code (the inherently complex add-on code for evaluation and management – EM) has been deferred to 2024. Instead CMS increased the RVU value to $34.8931, which is 3.75% global pay increase for physicians.

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

In the wake of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, COVID-19 cases are soaring most places. Texas is not unique (see graph above). In October and early November things were looking a little better and now they are bad again. I work in a hospital-based outpatient...

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

You can tell me about your reservations to vaccines in general or the COVID-19 vaccine(s) in particular some other time. I only know I can’t practice like this much longer. It’s bad for patients and it’s terrible for my own mental health.

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