Silicon Valley, CALIFORNIA – June 22, 2012
The population with diabetes has increased rapidly worldwide, and effective treatment of this disease and its complications, including diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), remains a major challenge to clinicians and researchers. Complex issues involved in the stalled healing of DFUs, such as prolonged inflammation, bacterial bioburden, neuropathy and ischemia, make the treatment of this condition particularly long and difficult, imposing a heavy burden on the healthcare system and compromising patients' quality of life.
The treatment of DFUs can be a long, multifaceted task which requires concerted efforts of a multidisciplinary team involving clinicians of podiatric medicine, endocrinology, and vascular diseases. At the forefront are podiatrists who see patients presenting their DFUs, and formulate effective treatment plans in a team effort.
The June 2012 issue of Podiatry Today, an award-winning clinical magazine geared toward podiatrists and other professionals involved in the medical care of the feet, published an article by Dr. Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, and Irina Bazarov, MS, discussing effective treatment of DFUs with WinVivo's natural botanical ointment.
Link to Article in Podiatry Today: http://www.podiatrytoday.com/can-traditional-herbal-medicine-help-heal-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers?page=2
Dr. Reyzelman is Co-Director of the University of California, San Francisco Center for Limb Preservation. This multidisciplinary program, aiming to be among the best in the west, emphasizes the delivery of a state-of-art surgical and wound care to patients at high risk of amputation due to non-healing chronic wounds, such as those caused by diabetes, obesity and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Also integrated into this program is the podiatric medicine and surgery residency program of the VA Medical Center in San Francisco providing a cutting edge training ground for preventing major amputation and limb salvage.
In this article, the authors review the complex issues of healing chronic DFUs and shed light on multiciplinary approaches to treating such challenging wounds, including evidence-based topical treatment using wound care products involving botanical ingredients, such as the WINVIVO Wound Ointment (formerly the "WinVivo Healing Balm"). Described in detail in the article are 2 clinical cases of difficult-to-heal wounds of diabetic patients:
Diabetic Neuropathic Ulcer
Male, Age 69
History: Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus, type 2; Congestive heart failure; Severe leg edema; Copious exudate; S/P NPWT for 2 months
Treatment: Treated with WINVIVO Wound Ointment; Dressing changed 3 times per week w/ compression
Diabetic Foot Ulcer, then Non-Healing Amputation Wound
Male, Age 50
History: Diabetes mellitus, type 2; Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA); Surgical wound infected & dehisced; Failed skin grafts; Revised TMA; Failed NPWT for 2 months
Treatment: Treated with WINVIVO Wound Ointment; Dressing changed daily
Complete wound closure after 22 weeks
Also based on the authors' other clinical studies involving successful treatment of difficult-to-heal chronic low extremity wounds with WinVivo (to be published in the journal of Advances in Skin & Wound Care), they conclude in this article that the WINVIVO botanical ointment offers the benefits of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic properties to simultaneously address the complex issues that occur in chronic wounds. The unique combination in this product is something they have not seen in other wound care products available today, and WinVivo clearly deserves a closer look as a valid alternative to more expensive treatments currently on the market.
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