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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The Mysterious Case of the Ischemic Achilles There’s a case report published online in “Vascular Disease Management” that is worth some conversation. The patient underwent a dermatological procedure on the back of the left calf that involved cryotherapy. About two...
Check out this Associated Press article by Robin McDowell and Margie Mason on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for COVID-19.
It’s going to be the end of 2020 before we have some preliminary reports of phase 3 trials. However, so far, the results are encouraging.
Check out this photo of the small but mighty women of my Wound Clinic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic grips Texas and my city, and as I look to a future that may be lived in the shadow of COVID-19 for years to come, my mindset — NO FEAR. BE COURAGEOUS.
The UHMS Research Committee has completed their “Rationale, Study Design Considerations, and Protocol Recommendations for Treating Covid-19 Patients with Hyperbaric Oxygen” report.
As Texas in general and Houston in particular continue to be pounded by COVID-19, reasonable guidelines are needed for healthcare personnel – otherwise there will be no one left to work.
If you want to know what the world would look like without vaccines – we are living in it now.
Most of us hope a vaccine could give us back life as we once knew it. Pay close attention, because the devil, as always, is in the details.
If you are a patient with a chronic wound or a practitioner who cares for them – please consider contribution to the COVID Relief fund.
There is no Government official with the power to change paragraph indentations…
There is nothing magic about a hyperbaric chamber for COVID-19 related hypoxia. It is simply a very efficient method of oxygen delivery.
Guest Article by Dr. Helen Gelly: CMS Can Cut Reimbursement to Off-Campus Hospital Facilities – Says Appeals Court
Although the ruling only affects pay cuts to off-campus outpatient facilities, it might have just started the clock ticking on an eventual “site of service” adjustment for on-campus facilities.
Not wearing a mask has potentially serious consequences to others around us. It’s really a battle over selfishness and taking responsibility for our actions.
If you are interested in understanding more about helmet oxygenation systems, here is a fantastic app that will walk you through it. Here is additional information about the helmet system vendors and pricing (with thanks to Julio Garcia who provided the information...
Not every patient is a candidate for the NIPPV helmet, but it can have a positive effect on the outcome of a patient.
Check out this free JAMA article by Wiersinga and colleagues that provides a concise review of the pathophysiology, transmission, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.
The near future is just one long wave.
Next time you think you have it bad, pick up a history book.
Against much devastation and death, perhaps we can all strive to stand erect amid the desolation of the human race.
If any of you can explain why the FDA would take this stance, I’d like the insight.
Please share the links below with anyone who is looking for more education in the field of Wound Management.
Do you remember how YOU felt when you saw what NPWT could do to help patients?
The situation is confusing and worrisome, particularly as some hospitals and physician practices are going under financially.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 Infection: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Guest Blog by Dr. Marissa Carter
If you were waiting for it to “be over”, then it’s time to start thinking instead about how we adjust to the new normal.
This new fellowship program has come to fruition thanks to some visionary Filipino physician leaders.
In this guest blog by Dr. Marissa Carter, she urges clinicians who are involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients to look at the data on dexamethazone.