Nutrition & Wound Healing

Treating the Patient and Not the Wound

Treating the Patient and Not the Wound

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.”

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Starving In Plain Sight

Starving In Plain Sight

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.

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Food as Medicine – Part 5

Food as Medicine – Part 5

To learn more about the role of nutrition and wound healing, join me for a breakfast symposium on Saturday September 9, at the upcoming APWCA meeting in Philadelphia.

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Food as Medicine – Part 4

Food as Medicine – Part 4

To learn more about the role of nutrition and wound healing, join me for a breakfast symposium on Saturday September 9, at the upcoming APWCA meeting in Philadelphia.

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Food as Medicine – Part 2

Food as Medicine – Part 2

Arginine, a conditionally essential amino acid, serves as a substrate for protein synthesis, and is a precursor to nitric oxide (NO) and proline production–all of which play a role in wound healing.

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Food as Medicine: Part 1

Food as Medicine: Part 1

In 6 of 7 wound types, nutritional status was a major factor in predicting whether a wound would heal. Part 1 of a 5-part series.

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The Malnourished Pilgrims

http://www.vacadsci.org/vjsArchives/v8/8-1/Physicians.pdf In preparation for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d read a little more about medicine in the early colonies and chanced upon this article about...

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Malnutrition Masquerading as Chronic Wounds

 This is an initial and a follow-up photo of a woman with an autoimmune disease that is causing horrible leg ulcers primarily on her knees. Her biggest problem, however, is that she weighs 88 lbs...

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Wound Care Reimbursements

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Dr. Fife sees patients at the CHI St. Luke's Hospital Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. For an appointment call (936) 266-2150.



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