Decubitus Ulcer Management: Maggot Therapy Versus Plastic Surgeons

Maggot therapy has never shown prevent osteomyelitis and death. LTACs may provide level of care for hospital or nursing home acquired decubitus ulcer patients. “Flap closure is rarely a readily available option in these complex patients due to their malnutrition, immobility, inability to offload, and other factors, such as immunosuppression,” states Caitlin Trottier, MD, [...]

2024-02-15T01:07:12+00:00February 22nd, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Medical Device-Related Pressure Ulcers: Arkansas Hospital Hit with “Never Event” Lawsuit

Medical device-related pressure ulcers create localized injury to the skin or underlying tissue as a result of sustained pressure from a device. “Medical device-related pressure ulcers (MDR PrUs) hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) often mirror the shape and location of a medical device. A unique aspect of MDR PrUs is a rigid plastic material [...]

2024-02-15T00:59:12+00:00February 21st, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Bedsore Litigation Update: Ineffective Decubitus Ulcer Care in Focus

In our study, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were significantly more likely to develop a pressure ulcer than patients with private insurance… In our study, patients with Medicare or Medicaid were significantly more likely to develop a pressure ulcer than patients with private insurance… Our results indicate that Black and Hispanic patients had significantly [...]

2024-02-14T17:28:49+00:00February 18th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Effective Care for Bone Infections and Sacral Decubitus Ulcers in Hospitals

Reviewing cases where infectious disease specialists are not treating obvious symptoms of soft tissue infections from hospital or nursing home acquired bedsores If the wound will not be closed, we find no clear evidence supporting a role for antibiotic therapy” … Dr. Darren Wong, USC, Division of Infectious Disease in Clinical Infectious Disease, 2019:68. [...]

2024-02-14T17:26:26+00:00February 17th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Heel Decubitus Ulcer Study: Prognosis Poor for Severe Ulcers and in Those with Vascular Disease

Heel pressure ulcers' healing challenges and prognostic factors In a heel ulcer population, having a severe rather than a superficial ulcer… is associated with half the chance of healing over time… The presence of peripheral artery disease also significantly reduces the chance of healing over time” … Dr. Elizabeth McGinnis, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS [...]

2024-02-14T17:24:04+00:00February 16th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Ineffective Decubitus Ulcer Preventative Care: The Results Speak for Themselves

Optimal repositioning frequencies from human studies for decubitus ulcer prevention. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national decubitus ulcer attorney explains, “The principles of decubitus ulcer prevention were described by Dr. Michael Kosiak in 1961 and his opinions have stood the test of time.” What did Dr. Kosiak say? “Since it is impossible to completely eliminate all [...]

2024-02-14T17:18:03+00:00February 15th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Stage 4 Decubitus Ulcer Care: Conservative Wound Care vs. Myocutaneous Flap

Evaluating hospital-acquired and nursing home-acquired decubitus ulcers and the care offered at LTACs “The outcomes of conservative wound care for deep Stage 3 or Stage 4 pressure ulcers ischial decubitus ulcers are poor. There is little justification for admission to a Long-term Acute Care Hospitalization at a facility that doesn’t offer myocutaneous flaps” … Greg [...]

2024-02-14T17:15:45+00:00February 14th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Stage 4 Decubitus Ulcer Care: Conservative Wound Care vs. Myocutaneous Flap

Evaluating hospital-acquired and nursing home-acquired decubitus ulcers and the care offered at LTACs. “The outcomes of conservative wound care for deep Stage 3 or Stage 4 pressure ulcers ischial decubitus ulcers are poor. There is little justification for admission to a Long-term Acute Care Hospitalization at a facility that doesn’t offer myocutaneous flaps” … Greg [...]

2024-01-07T02:31:50+00:00February 9th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer, News|0 Comments

Ineffective Decubitus Ulcer Care: Conservative Wound Care with Osteomylitis

Evaluating ineffective care provided at LTACs that is destined to fail for those with Stage 4 decubitus ulcers. “There is no reliable evidence in the literature that patients with Grade 4 decubitus ulcer of the sacral region with an associated bone infection who are treated with conservative wound care without flap closure go on [...]

2024-01-07T01:50:44+00:00January 18th, 2024|Decubitus Ulcer|0 Comments
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