Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of Cellular and/or Tissue-Based Products

We need more data on the long-term natural history of wounds treated with SOC and longer follow up of subjects enrolled in RCTs if we are to estimate the cost-effectiveness of CTPs with any accuracy.

Law and Disorder – Going to Jail for Kennedy Terminal Ulcers

Here’s a message from my good friend and colleague, nurse practitioner Joy Schank. Joy has donated her time as an expert in criminal court proceedings dealing with the development of skin breakdown at the end of life. Family members and clinicians have been charged with crimes when loved ones develop skin changes as part of the dying process. Some have gone to prison.

October 14th is National Brave and Strong Day

My friend and patient – Morgan McCoy – has a big celebration on October 14th. That’s the day her right leg was amputated above the knee in order to save her life. Morgan is the antithesis of the victim mentality that is plaguing our country. She’s celebrating the day...

Hey Doc – Have You Tried Calling Your Own Office Lately?

If you are a doctor, call your own office and see what happens.

The Legal Implications of Pressure Injuries

Check out the editorial and article I wrote for Today’s Wound Clinic about pressure injuries and malpractice litigation.

Generally Confused

As we’ve discussed previously, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reclassified all services in the Hospital-Based Outpatient Department (HOPD) under “general supervision” away from “direct supervision,” with the caveat that it was up to the...

House Passes Hoeven-Cosponsored Legislation Which Expands VA Research in HBOT

It passed! Thank you to all of you who engaged on this issue.  Let’s hope this is a small step forward for the field of hyperbaric medicine and a big step forward for our veterans. --Caroline HOUSE PASSES HOEVEN-COSPONSORED LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE VA MENTAL HEALTH,...

Hyperbaric Medicine Advocate with the Scars to Prove it

Time is running out on these bills and veterans deserve HBOT today, not months or years from now.

Operations/Business Leaders of Wound Clinics: Please Take This Survey!

Wound Clinic Leaders: Please Take This Survey The US Wound Registry is focused on improving the quality of care and outcomes of patients with chronic wounds and ulcers. As a CMS-recognized Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR), we are trying to understand real-world...

Are You Brave Enough to Report Honest Healing Rates in Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs)?

We need a reality check on honest healing rates so that more realistic clinical trials can be designed. If you treat SEVERE DFUs, you know what I am talking about.

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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The Fear Not-ers

The Fear Not-ers

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.

Helmet Oxygenation Systems

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...

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