Why I Can’t Be a Wound Doctor Without Skin Perfusion Pressure

Wounds are a symptom of disease, and usually the first disease we have to rule out in patients with lower extremity wounds is poor perfusion.

Evidence-Based Medicine – What it Isn’t

Here’s a scientist’s powerful cautionary tale of how NOT to practice EBM.

Watch This Video of Lymphatic Dysfunction in Venous Disease!

Check out this video which uses near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging to show the lymphatic dysfunction of a patient with early venous insufficiency, and then download the entire article for free at the Share Link below.

Wounds Are a Symptom: If Only the Surgeon Had Noticed Her Lymphedema

Wounds are a SYMPTOM. Our job is to figure out what they are a symptom OF.

Before You Throw Away Those Used Dressings… See What You Can Learn

I think these days I collect more pictures of used dressings than of wounds, and I’m trying to figure out better ways to use this information in patient care.

Nutritional Screening and Vitamin D Groundhog Day

Why is it so hard to do the right thing about nutrition?

Sleep Apnea, Chair Sleeping and Leg Edema

The problems I treat are all SYMPTOMS of disease.

Ok Hill Rom – What’s Up With the Hospital Trays?

I was a caregiver instead of a doctor this past weekend, and noticed all the small frustrations of being a patient.

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.

Latest Posts

The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

At some point, the mental illness impact will be worse than the impact of COVID. I don’t know when we will get to that tipping point, but I suspect we will get there soon.

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.

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