What You Need to Know About Chronic Wound Infections

Chronic wounds are defined as those resistant to healing within an expected amount of time or show very little improvement after several weeks. Wound infections take place when complications to heal injuries or tears to the skin’s surface occur. The presence of germs and bacteria causes an open wound to become infected requiring innovative strategies…

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Wound Care in the African American Community

In our recent study, we analyzed chronic wounds from 480 clinics to evaluate the association between wound healing performance, continuity and quality of care, as well as sociodemographic factors over the course of 12 weeks. The goal was to evaluate the connection between wound healing performance and those requiring wound care treatment across these clinics….

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Prevention and Proper Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  The statistics surrounding diabetic foot ulcers are alarming. Currently, over 2 million people in the U.S. have foot ulcers and up to 25% of all adults living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer at some point. Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers account for 85% of diabetes-related amputations.

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Nutrition

Good Nutrition Is Essential to Wound Healing Good nutrition, including an increase in the right type of calories, is the one common treatment requirement across all types of wounds. This is because the presence of a chronic wound raises the metabolic demands of our immune system. Additional calories from foods rich in protein and vitamins…

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Your Circulation System Is Essential To Wound Healing

Your circulation system, also known as your cardiovascular system, is essential to wound healing because it is an important part of your body’s immune response. Your heart pumps oxygen and nutrient-rich blood away from the heart through your arteries. Your veins carry deoxygenated, nutrient-poor blood back to the heart. When you are injured, your blood…

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Why Choose a Wound Care Center?

If you are among the nearly 7 million Americans currently living with a chronic wound, you may need specialized care. Non-healing wounds can limit your quality of life and can even be life-threatening. The longer a chronic wound goes untreated, the greater your risk of infection. This could lead to hospitalizations, amputations or even death.

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When to Consider a Wound Care Specialist

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Why Do Some Wounds Require Specialized Care? Our human bodies have a remarkable ability to heal but chronic disease, traumatic injuries and certain medications can compromise our immune systems making chronic wounds difficult to heal. In addition, increased age, obesity, heart and vascular disease and cancer…

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Arterial vs. Venous Ulcers: What Are the Differences?

There are two types of chronic wounds often associated with cardiovascular conditions: arterial ulcers, also called ischemic ulcers, and venous ulcers, also called stasis ulcers. For people living with heart disease, both arterial and venous ulcers can form when a bruise or scrape worsens or when the skin breaks down due to poor blood supply….

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Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. We, at Healogics, are bringing awareness to the various health conditions that men suffer from, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer. With early detection and appropriate treatments, these conditions can be managed or even prevented.

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