Lymphedema

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Heather Hettrick, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, CLWT

Imagine you have a health condition that affects your life every day. Then imagine being told nothing can be done about it; you’ll just have to live with it. Or worse yet, your physician tells you the problem is “you’re just fat.”
Many people with lymphedema or lipedema . . .

July/August 2016 Vol. 5 No. 4

Management of biofilm recommendations
The Journal of Wound Care has published “Recommendations for the management of biofilm: a consensus document,” developed through the Italian Nursing Wound Healing Society.
The panel that created the document identified 10 interventions strongly recommended for clinical practice; however, panel members noted that, “there is a . . .

January/February 2016 Vol. 5 No. 1

Value of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in wound care

“Systematic reviews and meta-analyses—literature-based recommendations for evaluating strengths, weaknesses, and clinical value,” in Ostomy Wound Management, discusses evidence-based practice and how systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) can help improve management of wound care patients . . .

July/August 2015 Vol. 4 No. 4

By Erin Fazzari, MPT, CLT, CWS, DWC
Have you seen legs like these in your practice?

These legs show lymphedema and chronic wounds before treatment (left image) and after treatment (right image) with complex decongestive therapy (CDT)—the gold standard of lymphedema care. The patient benefited from multidisciplinary collaboration between . . .

May/June 2015 Vol. 4 No. 3

Factors affecting medication adherence in patients with diabetes identified
Factors associated with better adherence to antidiabetic medications taken by patients with diabetes include older age, male sex, higher education, higher income, use of mail-order vs. retail pharmacies, primary care vs. nonendocrinology specialist prescribers, higher daily total pill burden, and . . .

May/June 2015 Vol. 4 No. 3

By Erin Fazzari, MPT, CLT, CWS, DWC
Have you seen legs like those shown in the images below in your practice? These images show lymphedema and venous stasis ulcers, illustrating the importance of collaboration between clinicians in two disciplines: lymphedema and wound care.
My experience
Over the last 12 years . . .

January/February 2015 Vol.4 No. 1

Diabetes carries high economic burden
According to a study published in Diabetes Care, the economic burden associated with diagnosed diabetes (all ages) and undiagnosed diabetes, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes (adults) exceeded $322 billion in 2012, amounting to an economic burden exceeding $1,000 for each American.

The authors of “The . . .