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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Life Care Planner
PO Box 25626
Scottsdale AZ 85255
USA
phone: 877-677-7744
fax: 877-677-7744
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Kirsten Turkington, DNP, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CEN, CNLCP, AFN-BC is a highly experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, licensed to practice since 1998. Dr. Turkington received a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in 2014, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 1998, and dual Bachelor degrees (BS -- Psychology & BSN -- Nursing) in 1994. She is the owner, operator of North Scottsdale Health, PLLC.

Dr. Turkington is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Forensic Medical Expert. She has over 20 years of active clinical experiences as a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and is one of less than 50 board certified Advanced Forensic Nurses internationally. Dr. Turkington's clinical background encompasses adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric cases across Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Neurosurgery and Hospice.

Litigation Support - Dr. Turkington has consulted in over 50 medical malpractice, clinical, and professional negligence and criminal cases. She works for both plaintiff and defense clients in each area. Dr. Turkington provides expert testimony at trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations and hearings. She is an experienced educator and practicing clinician able to confidently simplify complex medical scenarios for understanding. Her litigation support services include:
  • Medical Record Review
  • Standards of Care / Negligence
  • Life Care Planning (Certified)
  • Healthcare Cost Estimates
  • Client and Staff Education
  • Federal Written Reports
  • Record Tampering and Inconsistencies
  • Medical Literature Research
  • Medical Events Chronology
  • Liaison Between Involved Parties
  • Deposition Question Preparation
  • Jury Selection
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    Richard H. Bailey, MD, CPE, FACP, FAAPL
    1411 Maple Hill Rd.
    Wassau WI 54403
    USA
    phone: 715-301-9277
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    Richard Bailey Healthcare Quality Control Expert PhotoRichard H. Bailey, MD, CPE, FACP, FAAPL, President and Chief Medical Officer of Bailey Healthcare Solutions, LLC, is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Certified Physician Executive, certified by the Commission of Medical Management.

    As an experienced physician executive and skilled clinician, Dr. Bailey is committed to improving the quality and safety of patient care through leadership, innovation, collaboration, and change management. He has more than 15 years of progression physician leadership positions with a strong reputation and demonstrated success in the areas of medical affairs, practice management, physician engagement and alignment, medical informatics, evidence based practice, hospital medicine, health care quality and safety, and utilization management.

    Dr. Bailey's services help healthcare organizations refine health care delivery systems for the sole purpose of improving patient care. He is committed to the professional role that physicians have in improving health care quality and patient safety through quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and total quality management. His work includes peer review, quality review, medical necessity and utilization review for hospitals, third party payers, quality improvement organizations, quality review organizations, and for medico-legal purposes.Litigation Support - Licensed in Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Kentucky, Dr. Bailey provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services and expertise are available for complicated healthcare matters including:
    • Sentinel Event Investigation
    • Peer Review
    • Case Review
    • Utilization Review
    • Medical Necessity Review
    • Second Opinions
    • Provider Behavior Review
    • Patient Safety / Incident Review
  • Medication Errors
  • Credentialing
  • Medical Staff Governance
  • Distressed Physicians
  • Physician Behavior
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospital & Medical Staff Relations
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    John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
    4790 Irvine Blvd. #105-141
    Irvine CA 92620-1973
    USA
    phone: 877- 924-9009
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    John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, is dual Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Actively practicing, he has over 20 years of experience in Cardiology, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology.. Dr. Baker is currently the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Invasive/Interventional Cardiology for Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Baker provides evidence based opinions regarding the medical facts of each case, for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation, angiogram review, depositions, expert testimony, written reports with writing including statements of merit, case summary opinions, and affidavits.

    Dr. Baker also has extensive experience in peer review, in his capacities as prior Chair of Invasive Cardiology, organizing and maintaining high quality accurate peer review for Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and redesigning the process to meet the Joint Commission's (JCAHO) Standards. He performs guideline and evidence-based reviews and depositions in all areas of Cardiology nationwide.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Stents
    • PTCA
    • Pacemakers
    • Angioplasty
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Radiation Safety
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Rotablators
  • Laser Atherectomy
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    Jonathan Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL
    48 Forest Ledge Road
    PO Box 540
    Glen NH 03838
    USA
    phone: 603-733-8156
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    Jonathon Burroughs Healthcare Expert PhotoJonathan H. Burroughs, MD, MBA, FACHE, FAAPL, is President and CEO of The Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network, Inc., and works with some of the nation’s top healthcare consulting organizations to provide ‘best practice’ solutions and training to healthcare organizations throughout the country in the areas of governance, physician–hospital alignment strategies, credentialing, privileging, peer review and performance improvement/patient safety, medical staff development planning, strategic planning, physician performance, and behavior management as well as ways in which physicians and management can work together in new ways to solve quality, safety, operational, and financial challenges.

    Litigation Support: Dr. Burroughs offers litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He provides general expert witness services for cases involving:
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Negligent Credentialing
    • Negligent Privileging
    • Negligent Peer Review
    • Physician Performance Management
  • Fraud and Abuse
  • Fair and Judicial Hearings
  • Patient Safety
  • Physician Contracts
  • Medical Staff Bylaws, Policies, Procedures, Rules & Regulations
  • Dr. Burroughs serves on the national faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association for Physician Leadership (formerly the American College of Physician Executives), where he has been consistently rated as one of their top speakers and educators. He and Dr. David Nash were recently awarded a development grant by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to develop a twelve hour national program to address population health and the disruptive innovative business models necessary to support it. He is the author or coauthor of the following books: Redesign the Medical Staff Model-A Collaborative Approach (published by Health Administration Press, January, 2015), The Complete Guide to FPPE (2012), Medical Staff Leadership Essentials (2011), Engage and Align the Medical Staff and Hospital Management: Expert Strategies and Field Tested Tools (2010), A Practical Guide to Managing Disruptive and Impaired Physicians (2010), The Top 40 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition (2010), Emergency Department On-Call Strategies: Solutions for Physician-Hospital Alignment (2009), and Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned (2008).

    Dr. Burroughs is a former Senior Consultant and Director of Education Services for The Greeley Company where he was rated as one of their top healthcare consultants and educators over an eight year period. He is also a past medical staff president, past president of the New Hampshire chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and served as an emergency department medical director. As a member of the governing board of Memorial Hospital in New Hampshire, he chaired the ethics, succession planning, and bylaws committees and sat on the joint conference, strategic planning, and medical executive committees. He previously served as a member of the clinical faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, where his research interests included introducing EMT defibrillation and automatic defibrillation into the field.

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    11/11/2015 · Healthcare
    Population health is not possible in a discounted fee-for-service world, and the significant healthcare business challenge is how to transition from fee-for-service to risk-based capitation in a sustainable way. The following represents an outline for how this transition can be staged so that early steps exploit the benefits of fee-for-service while the latter ones exploit a more capitated model:

    10/21/2015 · Healthcare
    Not too long ago, I had the sad task of testifying at a civil litigation and a judicial hearing for two physicians who had been suspended from their respective medical staffs. In both cases, the suspensions and resultant procedural rights were avoidable because proactive communication and management did not effectively take place. Such events should be rare and most medical staffs can easily avoid them by focusing on preventive actions and addressing potential performance issues early in a supportive and assertive manner.

    Hospital CEOs may have once cast a wary eye when a retail clinic opened in their backyard, but that paradigm has shifted as health systems are increasingly opening their own retail clinics or affiliating with retail clinic operators.

    7/24/2015 · Healthcare
    Regulatory hurdles prevent more hospitals from using e-health to its full potential. Federal and state policies and regulations on care rendered via technology from a remote site spin a tangled web for providers either engaged in e-health or who want to be. A February 2014 article in Health Affairs found strong associations between state policies and hospitals' adoption of e-health, also known as tele-health or telemedicine.

    Alarm fatigue has moved to the forefront of hazards on the hospital floor. Nursing staff gets bombarded by hundreds or thousands of beeps, rings, whistles and pings emanating from bedside devices in a shift, and it can be difficult for them to distinguish the critical from the routine. An analysis of hospital alarms at Johns Hopkins Hospital counted a total of 59,000 alarms over a 12-day observation period, an average of 350 alarms per patient per day.1

    Jon Burroughs, MD, FACHE
    In this book, the author, an experienced physician leader and healthcare consultant, describes key changes that must be made to redesign the medical staff model. He provides specific guidance and examples to help healthcare leaders and executives work with their physician leaders to face these changes successfully. Well-regarded contributors and subject matter experts offer additional examples and insights with special content throughout the book.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    The Complete Guide to FPPE provides step-by-step guidance for developing an FPPE process and policy, selecting indicators, collecting data, conducting performance conversations with practitioners, and managing FPPE for low-volume and advance practice practitioners.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Sharpen medical staff leadership skills with proven educational strategies and succession planning tools. Medical Staff Leadership Essentials: A Guide to Developing Leadership Skills and Recruiting the Next Generation delivers a step-by-step process for becoming an effective physician leader and training future leaders. Veteran and new physician leaders alike will gain valuable insight to help the medical staff develop, retain, and recruit a legacy of effective physician leaders.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Real-world solutions to problem physician behavior Don t let disruptive physician behavior and impairment negatively affect your hospital s operations or put your patients, staff, and colleagues at risk. This resource will help you implement a sound program to manage impairment and prevent disruptive physician behavior.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    This resource combines the expertise of advisors from The Greeley Company and in-the-trenches hospital and medical staff leaders. You ll get real-world solutions to engage practitioners in medical staff activities and align them with hospital goals. Unlike other theory-based books, this resource provides tools and strategies that have helped your peers break the cycle of disengagement and apathy.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Developed by trusted Greeley Company experts, the fourth edition of this concise guide will help you develop medical staff policies and procedures that comply with Joint Commission requirements and promote current industry best practices. Don t wade through lengthy manuals and Web sites full of outdated information.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Move from reactive deals to shared costs and sustainable physician-hospital alignment. This edition provides fully updated strategies, tools, and step-by-step approaches from multiple ED call panel experts.
    Jon Burroughs, MD, et al
    Peer Review Best Practices: Case Studies and Lessons Learned will help you transform peer review theory into best practice. This book and CD-ROM set is built on contemporary peer review design and demonstrates how hospitals have used those theories to tackle real peer review challenges. Twenty case studies cover topics ranging from fixing your peer review system to tracking and trending data to reconciling peer review conflicts.
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    David P. Pingitore, Ph.D, ABPP
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    Oakland CA 94611
    USA
    phone: 510-433-7132
    fax: 510-428-9042
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    David Pingitore 
<br/><br/>Psychology Expert PhotoDavid P. Pingitore, PhD, ABPP, has over 30 years of experience in Professional Psychology as an administrator, faculty, researcher and clinician.

    Dr. Pingitore is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Licensed to practice in California, Hawaii, and Nevada, Dr. Pingitore has conducted over 200 forensic psychological and neuropsychological assessments for the civil and criminal arenas. He has served as a consultative examiner for the Social Security Administration for over 20 years and was a member of the medical staff of two community hospitals during his professional career.

    Dr. Pingitore has been awarded two post doctoral fellowships. He participated in a 2 1/2 year post doctoral fellowship in primary care health psychology through Michigan State University with additional training in neuropsychology through the University of Michigan. He has also been awarded an NIMH Fellowship/Visiting Scholarship through the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.

    Litigation Support - He provides forensic psychological and neuropsychological assessment services including Civil and Criminal court-ordered examinations, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Personal Injury assessments, and Qualified Medical Examinations. He has 15 years of experience in trial testimony as an expert witness.

    Dr. Pingitore is an expert in differential psychiatric diagnoses and in the evaluation of malingered neuro-cognitive deficits. He is a national consultant to IME companies, and to elder law, personal injury, employment compensation, and workers' compensation attorneys.

    Dr. Pingitore has published over 15 peer reviewed articles in psychology and is an Expert Reviewer for the California Board of Psychology and Medical Board. He is presently an examiner with the Alameda County Superior Court.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Depression
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Symptom Validity Assessment
  • PTSD
  • Geriatric Psychology
  • Oakland Office
    17 Glen Eden Avenue, #3
    Oakland, CA 94611
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Fresno Office
    2060 N. Winery Ave., Suite 101
    Fresno, CA 93710
    Telephone: 510-433-7132
    Modesto Office
    1015 12th Street
    Modesto, CA 95354
    Telephone: 510-433-7132

    Reno Office
    542 Lander Street
    Reno, NV 98509
    Telephone: 510-433-7132


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    10/10/2016 · Psychiatry
    Objective: The authors compared data from psychiatrists and psychologists in California to determine whether long-standing differences in clinical practice remain after the introduction of managed care and other changes in mental service delivery. Methods: Responses from practicing clinicians in California who participated in the 1998 National Survey of Psychiatric Practice and the 2000 California Survey of Psychological Practice were compared on items related to patient caseload, practice profile, and insurance or reimbursement arrangements.

    8/16/2016 · Psychology
    Changes in practice patterns routinely occur over time, both with in an individual psychologist's practice and between generations of practitioners. However, little empirical research has been conducted to examine psychologists' practice patterns across their collective professional life span, and whether meaningful differences exist in these patterns among a sample of psychologists. This attic Ie examines clinical practice patterns among a sample of California psychologists whose collective career life span ranges from I to 40 years of postlicensure experience. The data for this aIticle were drawn from the 2000 California Survey of Psychological Practice (hereafter the California Survey; Pingitore, Scheffler, Haley, Sentell, & Schwalm, 200Ia).

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    Uwe G. Goehlert, MD
    President
    150 Dorset Street
    PMB 201
    South Burlington VT 05403-6256
    USA
    phone: 802-578-8179
    fax: 802-713-1002
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    Uwe Goehlert Health care Expert PhotoUwe Gustav Goehlert, MD, CM, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, FAEP, FACFEI, CHCQM, FAIHQ is Board Certified in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Managed Care Medicine, and eligible in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Goehlert has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. He has extensive “hands on” clinical and administrative experience in multiple primary care settings. His broad expertise is in Ambulatory Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine for all age groups.

    Dr. Goehlert has particular interest and expertise in Managed Care Quality and Utilization Management for out of network and out of geographic area benefits. Efficiency of appropriate health care delivery using cutting edge biotechnology and medical informatics technology are his particular emphasis. He continues active clinical practice, administration, medical legal and insurance consulting and teaching. He is currently and actively engaged in medical legal ethics and peer review activities. His engagements include medical legal, insurance, educational, and managed care entities.

    Dr. Goehlert provides Medical-legal and Insurance Review Services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include document review and second opinion to detailed ongoing litigation support / expert consulting.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Urgent Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Insurance Appeals
    • Utilization Reviews
  • Peer Reviews
  • Pre-authorizations
  • Medical Necessity Reviews
  • Travel Medicine
  • Medical Ethics
  • Education: Education: MPH, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD. USA; MSc, MD, CM, McGill University, Montreal, CANADA; MBA, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD. USA

    Memberships and Associations (Selected):
    • American Medical Association
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • American Board Of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
    • American College of Managed Care Medicine
    • American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine
    • American Public Health Association
    • International Society of Travel Medicine
    • American College of Forensic Examiners
    • American College of Physician Executives
    • American College of Legal Medicine
    • American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
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    Gary Saff, MD
    Anesthesiology /Pain Management Consultant
    5353 N Federal Highway
    Suite 301
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    USA
    phone: (954) 772-7552
    fax: (954) 839-6353
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    Gary Saff, MD, an ivy league trained Anesthesia / Interventional Pain specialist and licensed independent medical examiner, is the director of Integrated Pain Solution of South Florida, serving the tri-county area including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Saff was the director of pain management services at Cleveland Clinic and a former director at Columbia University’s St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. He is licensed with the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Pain Management, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is also licensed in acupuncture.

    Dr. Saff has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense for over 20 years. He has been deposed over 100 times and retained to testify as an expert witness when necessary. His services include consultation, peer review examination, medical record review, medical utilization review, personal injury, worker's compensation, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Common Spine Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Low Back Pain / Lumbar
  • Radiculopathy / Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Cancer Pain
  • RSD / CRPS
  • Arthritis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Musculoskeletal / Sports Injuries
  • Migraines

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    Gary Saff, MD
    There is a "pain crisis" in America today. Desperate, countless numbers of people are seeking treatment for pain, not understanding its source, and where to turn for help. Unresolved pain issues have caused higher insurance premiums, made the work force less productive, and tarnished the "golden years" of retirement. Many physicians are also befuddled as to which treatment options to pursue, while narcotic use has become rampid. This book, written by the highly acclaimed pain management physician, Gary Saff, M.D, offers unique perspectives and insights into solving this dilemma.
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    9001 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200
    Beverly Hills CA 90211
    USA
    phone: 310-274-3444
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    Steven M. Simons, MD, FACP, FCCP, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Simons has been awarded the distinction of Fellowship in both of these disciplines, based on his national reputation, quality of care, teaching and publications. He continues to actively teach and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    Dr. Simons has over 25 years of experience as an expert witness, representing both defense and plaintiffs. He is proud of the fact that his meticulous case evaluations often disclose critical information that was not appreciated prior to his review. He is an articulate, highly credible witness and has successfully testified in many high profile cases.

    Dr. Simons is highly experienced at conducting independent medical evaluations. He is an expert in quantitating the degree of impairment resulting from a variety of exposures and injuries; his reports are exemplary. Dr. Simons approaches the patient in a warm, unbiased manner. Perhaps the best evidence of this is the number of claimants who, following such an evaluation, requested that he become their physician despite the fact that his conclusions were not in their favor.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Lung Disease
    • Asthma
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
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    Dr. Jeffrey Stone
    DO, MPH, FCCWS
    5960 W. Parker Road
    STE 278-458
    plano TX 75093
    USA
    phone: 214 265-9408
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    Dr. Jeffrey Stone, DO, MPH, FCCWS, specializing in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, served as Medical and Fellowship Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at the Institute for Exercise & Environmental Medicine at Texas Health Dallas from 1992- May 2016.. Dr. Stone received his medical degree from Western States University and received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University. Dr. Stone completed a residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base and a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine and Wound care at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. He is one of the first 60 physicians in the U.S. to receive his certification in Wound Care. Dr. Stone currently provides care to patients in acute care, LTAC, long term care facilities SNF and Nursing Home) and outpatient care.

    Dr. Stone has been widely published in many medical journals regarding his expertise in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Dr. Stone serves as an Expert Witness for Peer Reviews, Legal Reviews, and Medical Malpractice Cases.

    Areas of Expertise: Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen-
    • Pressure Sores
    • Arterial Ulcers
    • Diabetic Foot Wounds
    • Acute Traumatic Ischemias
    • Decubitus Ulcers
    • Non-Healing Wounds, Venous or Arterial or Pressure Related
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    3/5/2013 · Medical
    Thrombin and thrombin peptides play a role in initiating tissue repair. The potential safety and efficacy of TP508 (Chrysalins) treatment of diabetic foot ulcers was evaluated in a 60-subject, prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebocontrolled phase I/II clinical trial.

    1/3/2013 · Medical
    A wound patient plan of care is not complete without assessing the need for nutritional support. Wound repair, provided ot os not hindered by systemic or local factors that delay healing, takes place pn a continuum-all cellular events in the wound repair process follow a predictable course and order.

    11/1/2012 · Medicine
    Adequate debridement, control of infection, off-loading of pressure, and appropriate topical management are the most important interventions in treating nonhealing wounds.