A Clinical Minute

A Clinical Minute: Limb Preservation: Awaken the Wound for Proper Healing with MEDIHONEY

For the complex chronic wound such as a diabetic foot ulcer, achieving wound management goals often can feel like a juggling act, requiring out-of-the-box thinking and multiple products to heal wha...

A Clinical Minute: Using AMNIOEXCEL® Amniotic Tissue and the TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber™ to Heal a Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) becomes complicated due to the complex cascade of multisystem healing factors involved, including systemic factors such as vascularity and diabetes mellitus as well as local factors such as offloading and proper pH balance of the wound.  However, this process can be made simpler with the use of TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber Total Contact Casting System (Derma Sciences Inc, Princeton, NJ) and cellular and/or tissue-based products such as AMNIOEXCEL® (a dehydrated human amniotic membrane from BioD, LLC, made available by Derma Sciences Inc, Princeton, NJ)....

A Clinical Minute: Harnessing Medical Grade Honey to Heal Lower Extremity Diabetic Ulcers

Clinicians treating diabetic ulcers are trained in the science and biology of what is happening on a cellular level....

A Clinical Minute: Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Patients With Chronic Venous Ulcers

Chronic venous ulcers (CVU) are considered the most common leg ulcers in the ambulatory elderly population in developed countries.1 Associated pain, exudate, and odor have a major impact on a person’s quality of life (QoL). Most of these ulcers are colonized; many are critically colonized or infected during the episode of illness. If total healing is unattainable, which frequently is the case, most patients choose to preserve their QoL, concluding symptom relief is more important than healing.2...

A Clinical Minute: Managing Skin Tears With MEDIHONEY®

    In the hospital or long-term care setting, clinicians will see skin tears in all shapes, sizes, and etiologies. As with pressure ulcers, the aim is to prevent them. But when they occur, skin tears are painful for the patient, challenging to treat, and can open the door to other problems such as infection and delayed wound healing. Having a skin tear dressing protocol and dressing application training in place for staff is essential to getting everyone on the same page....

A Clinical Minute: Giving New Life to Complex Wounds – The Dynamics of AMNIOEXCEL® Amniotic Tissue Supported by the TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber™

The ultimate goal in the management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is to prevent the “amputation stairway” of compounding steps from diabetes and neuropathy through to amputation....

A Clinical Minute: TCC-EZ® Healing Chamber™: A First-line Therapy

  Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) precede 85% of all nontraumatic lower extremity amputations,1 and there is a 45% mortality rate 5 years post lower-extremity amputation.2 Combined with the growing diabetes epidemic, DFU management has become an area of focus and concern. The ultimate goal is to prevent the “amputation stairway” of compounding steps from diabetes and neuropathy through to amputation....

A Clinical Minute: Pressure Ulcer Management Using Medicinal Honey

Recently published guidelines based on a combined effort of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and the Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance included recommendations on the use of medical-grade honey to support debridement and treatment of Stage II and Stage III pressure ulcers.1...