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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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.
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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.
I’ve posted a series of videos that show the rate at which lymphatic fluid will drip out of even very small wounds.
All I did was some gentle compression and nutritional supplementation, and it changed his life in a way that these photos can’t depict.
When I opened up the bloated end of this tendon, I found the motherlode of maggots.
Wounds often form over tendons (particularly the Achilles and the lateral ankle). It’s important to ask the patient to move whatever the tendon might attach to – to see if the wound “moves” with the tendon. For example, if the wound is over the Achilles, ask the...
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My initial reaction was, “What the heck is THAT? I don’t want to be the Sigourney Weaver of wound care!”
Some of those interventions can’t be done virtually.
The great thing about these tiny surgeons is that they only remove the dead tissue, and they are happy to work all night.
As best I can tell, this ulcer occurred simply because his nutrition was so bad, his tissue just fell apart after minor trauma.
I wish it was Sunday… that’s my fun day…
Pressure Injuries Out Loud: An Interview with Drs. Yap and Alderden Talk About Turning, Angiosomes and the Hemodynamics That Likely Determine Severe Pressure Injuries
Check out this podcast interview with Drs. Tracey Yap and Jenny Alderden discussing their recent research on the frequency of repositioning for nursing home patients and the relationship of pressure injuries (PI) to angiosomes.
We just celebrated another healed wound, and the team was presented with these special treats from GiGi’s Goodies in Spring, Texas.
You can clearly see in this case that the wound kept getting smaller only as long as she was taking Arginaid.
Why had no one addressed her malnutrition when she weighed 83 lbs?
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I feel compelled to explain the math of using CTPs in the hospital-based outpatient department (HOPD).