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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Improve Healing for Diabetes-Related Wounds

As millions of Americans living with diabetes are also living with chronic wounds that won’t heal, Healogics® is raising awareness of diabetes-related wounds as part of Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout November, our Wound Care Centers® across the country are educating their local communities about the importance of awareness, early intervention and specialized care for diabetes-related…

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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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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.

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Diabetes

Diabetes

A diabetic ulcer is a wound that occurs on the feet, heels or toes of people with diabetes. Many times, there is little to no feeling in the feet or the ulcer itself. A pulse is present and the skin is normal or warm to the touch. The skin on the legs and feet may be dry and flaky.

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Infection Prevention and Management

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis. Anyone Can Get an Infection People with diabetes Children having a growth spurt People with open…

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Diabetic Neuropathy

What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is the result of nerve damage from diabetes. Over half of people with diabetes have neuropathy and diabetes is the number one cause for neuropathy. However, there are other causes for such as: Some medications Advanced age Alcoholism Diseases of the nervous system Injuries In diabetes, excess blood glucose…

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Peripheral artery disease is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries that affects 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60, and can result in delayed wound healing and greater risk for limb loss.

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