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Use of SilvrSTAT® in lower extremity wounds: a two center case series
Use of SilvrSTAT® in lower extremity wounds: a two center case series

In post-operative and surgical clinical settings, clinicians have been forced to use methods and treatments, that, for the most part, have become inefficient at preventing colonization of bacteria. To address the need for better antimicrobial topical therapy, a novel nanoparticle hydrogel has been used with efficacy against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.

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Madras Medical College protocol in the management of diabetic claw toes
Madras Medical College protocol in the management of diabetic claw toes

Diabetic neuropathy predisposes numerous complications in the diabetic foot. One of the more common musculoskeletal deformities is claw toes. Based on the pathogenesis of diabetic claw toes, we developed a management protocol comprised of four Grades and associated treatments.

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A rare case study regarding the effects of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s) on the lower extremity
A rare case study regarding the effects of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s) on the lower extremity

Systemic vasculitities (SV) include an array of inflammatory vascular disorders of varied origins. In certain stages the illnesses and injuries sustained from a particular SV may mimick unrelated vascular disorders such as those caused by organic PVDs (i.e., diabetes, smoking, coagulopathies). Of the small- to medium-vessel variety SVs, three dominant disorders exist: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s), Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS), and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA).

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