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Editorial Correspondence

Today's Wound Clinic
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January 2008

Volume 2 Issue 1
Kathleen D. Schaum, MS |
  Hospital-owned outpatient wound care departments (HOPDs) must routinely check their Medicare contractors’ websites for updates to their Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Articles that pertain to the application of compression systems. All…
Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT |
The importance of compression therapy in treating tissue swelling associated with lymphedema and venous insufficiency is well recognized by wound management practitioners. Compression therapy is delivered by a variety of methods with differing…
Val Sullivan, PT, MS, CWS,
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS |
Mr. RU Swollen is referred to your clinic from his primary care provider. He walks into the clinic with an antalgic gait then rests in the waiting room. On examination, both lower extremities are edematous, the left greater than the right. He has…
The Memorial Hermann Wound and Lymphedema Center Houston, Texas The Memorial Hermann Wound and Lymphedema Center Houston, Tex, will soon mark its 20th anniversary. Opened as the Hermann Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in 1989 with one nurse and a…
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS
Caroline Fife, MD, CWS |
Welcome to the first 2008 issue of Today’s Wound Clinic. Hopefully, you found the two 2007 issues relevant and meaningful and are ready to embark on a new year of sharing clinical and practical information. The four quarterly issues of TWC this year…
Caroline Fife, MD |
A 20-Year Perspective On Venous Ulcer Management The majority of patients afflicted with chronic wounds suffer from lower extremity ulcers caused by chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) that affects approximately 2.5 million people in the US. It has…
Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, WOCN, PHD
Tere Sigler, PT, CWS, CLT |
Lymphedema, a disorder of the lymphatic system, affects at least 3 million Americans.1 The lymphatic system plays a role in both immune function and circulation. The system is comprised of lymphatic vessels located just under the skin and lymph…
Dot Weir, RN, CWON, CWS |
  Caroline Fifes’s commentary on the state of healing of venous leg ulcers over the years evoked several questions. She described the “frustrating 15%,” describing the relatively small change in healing rates of this population of patients through…
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