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.
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If you are currently working in a hospital-based outpatient wound center or ASC, then this proposed rule will impact your billing and payment.
The free sessions will be from 1–2 pm EST and run July 28 through Aug. 25.
As a medical student, I remember being counseled by a very wise (and very brilliant) physician mentor about “therapeutic touch.” It might just be a pat on the arm – but he made a point to touch every patient he saw (naturally, in a socially appropriate way) even when...
It happened again. L-arginine made me look foolish.
The pattern of the lesions was important. Pay attention to breakdown that follows the anatomical course of a vessel.
What is worth considering about this case is the way in which these two wounds actually formed from the INSIDE to the OUTSIDE when the expanding hematoma caused ischemia of the overlying skin.
How EHRs Can Help Practitioners Address Nutritional Deficits with Patient, Real-Time Clinical Suggestions
I am ashamed of how many years it took for me to get serious about the impact of nutritional deficits in chronic wounds.
This approach may not be fancy, but it’s helping to get wounds healed.
Once again a patient reminded me why I’m here.
Last week I had the honor of speaking at the 4th LympheHeroes Houston virtual meeting on the topic of “Lymphedema and Wound Care” – along with my friend and colleague Denise “Missy” Baylor, CLT.
Does your electronic health record (EHR) include nutritional screening tools?
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) in introducing the HBOT Access Act of 2021, a bill to make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) an available resource for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who have exhausted other evidence-based treatment options.
The webinars are free to patients and healthcare professionals.
Check out my editorial in Today’s Wound Clinic about the way that things have changed for the outpatient wound center.
Here’s a good reminder that we encounter heroes every day – from all age groups, races and backgrounds.
Check out this article by Efthymios Gkotsoulias, David Kuten and me, published in the April issue of Today’s Wound Clinic entitled, “Multidisciplinary Teams, All the Time: Treat the Patient and Not the Wound.”
Even if you can’t attend live, be sure to register so we can provide you with the recorded link afterward!
Best Publishing has kindly granted me permission to reproduce an article on Vascular Screening which I wrote for that magazine in 2010.
This patient has a serious neurological condition and was hospitalized for pneumonia.
The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting is coming up. Registration details inside.
I can’t decide if I am seeing more truly starving patients since I started focusing on nutrition or if I’m just more sensitive to it.
Home health services have been abused in the Medicare Fee for Service program, but NOT providing them is not the answer.
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This chronic ulcer was caused by extravasation of his chemotherapy agent into the tissues adjacent to the port.
Axillary web syndrome (AWS), also known as cording, can occur as side effect of breast cancer surgery – usually when surgery has been performed on the lymph nodes of the axilla (armpit).
What are these wounds a symptom of? Marfan’s Syndrome, one of the genetic collagen deposition disorders.
This patient was dying of a degenerative disease and his calorie intake was insufficient.