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Pretibial Myxedema Masquerading as a Venous Leg Ulcer

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Abstract: The authors report a case of pretibial myxedema (PTM) masquerading as a venous leg ulcer to alert wound care clinicians to this diagnostic possibility....

Effects of Hypericum perforatum on an Experimentally Induced Diabetic Wound in a Rat Model

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Abstract: Objective. The aim of this study was to investigate the probable effects of Hypericum perforatum (HP) on wound healing in diabetic rats....

The Potential Role of Zinc Supplementation on Pressure Injury Healing in Older Adults: A Review of the Literature

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Abstract: Introduction. Compromised nutritional status is common among older adults (aged ≥ 65 years) and is a risk factor for pressure injuries (PIs), which may lead to poor clinical outcomes. The aim of this review was to determine whether or not poor PI healing in older adults is a result of suboptimal zinc status....

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Cactus plants are commonly seen in arid southwestern regions of the United States. Due to their ready availability, they have become a popular houseplant. The spines or glochidia can easily puncture the skin with only minor pressure (ie, bumping or touching the cactus). Removal of the offending spine is difficult, even with tweezers.

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