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Lastest Articles from CarolineFifeMD.com
EDS-Related Wound Dehiscence, a Not-So-Rare Condition in Wound Care
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 15, 2019 at 8:00 am
How many cases of EDS have I have missed in 30 years if I have found 3 of this “very rare” condition in one year?
Laundry, NPWT and Life after Death – This Week’s Undaunted Spirit
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 13, 2019 at 8:00 am
This beautiful lady (who is wearing a KCI VAC in the photo), is herself seriously ill, but she’s making the most of life after death. She is my definition of an undaunted spirit.
Wounds are a SYMPTOM – What’s the Diagnosis? Crowdsourcing Tough Wound Diagnoses
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
We need a diagnosis for this patient.
We Can Predict Whether a Venous Leg Ulcer Will Heal – We Know Not Everyone is Happy About That
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 11, 2019 at 8:00 am
A few weeks ago we published a manuscript about the development of the Wound Healing Index for Venous Leg Ulcers (VLUs). The link is below. What is the VLU WHI? The VLU WHI makes it possible to predict at the initial visit whether a venous ulcer will heal with standard wound care. The model incorporates
Finalized Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2020 | CMS
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm
Here’s a link to the fact sheet on the final rule – stay tuned for my interpretation of its impact on wound management practitioners.
Wheels on Water and the Undaunted Spirit Award
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 7, 2019 at 8:00 am
With his permission, I’m posting this amazing photo of my friend and former patient, Kevin – whose mobility limitations do not keep him down. He’s also helping others experience the challenge and excitement of hunting, even if they hunt on wheels. You can support his project, Wheels on Water. He also trains hunting dogs to
The Doctor is Still Out
by Caroline Fife, M.D. on November 5, 2019 at 8:00 am
I guess I’d better figure out the doctor’s office setting.