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Abstract Body: Introduction and Purpose: In the United States, the prevalence of chronic wounds is estimated to be around 6.5 million.1 Research suggests that at least 50% of these patients do not…
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Abstract Body: Introduction: Recalcitrant, non-healing wounds are common in surgical podiatry. These wounds affect many aspects of a patient’s quality of life including economic and social challenges…
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Abstract Body: Introduction: The UPPER/LOWER infection checklists look for signs and symptoms of local/superficial infection (UPPER) and deep infection (LOWER) to assist clinicians in identifying and…
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Abstract Body: Using Technology to Enhance Identification and Documentation of Pressure Ulcers/Injuries (PU/I): Present on Admission (POA) Project. Background Many patients are admitted to the…
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Abstract Body: Every 20 seconds a lower limb is amputated due to diabetic complications.  The total medical cost for the management of diabetic foot in the United States exceeds $17.5B, in addition…
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Abstract Body: Introduction: Evaluation of clinical signs and symptoms of infection is the current standard of care (SoC) for assessing bacterial colonization in wounds and is used to inform wound…
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Abstract Body: Background: To successfully perform self-wound care, patients/caregivers frequently need to perform individualized multi-step dressing changes at home. Effective teaching of wound care…
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Abstract Body: The hierarchy of surgical techniques traditionally used by surgeons is depicted in the “reconstructive ladder”.1 Surgical developments, like continuous external tissue expansion (CETE…
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Abstract Body: Formal (i.e. other than bedside) wound healing evaluation and management is not routinely taught in medical schools, even though chronic wounds are a burden to healthcare systems. At a…
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Abstract Body: Diaper dermatitis (DD) is a common cutaneous neonatal condition. Moisturizer application has been mainstay of DD treatment/prevention. Our unit uses a severity-based scale to apply 3…
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