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THE COMPLICATIONS, BY THE WAY
CAN, GET PRETTY SERIOUS. CAN, GET PRETTY SERIOUS.
>>Courtney: SURE CAN.>>Courtney: SURE CAN.
NONHEALING WOUNDS ARE AN ISSUE NONHEALING WOUNDS ARE AN ISSUE
FOR MANY PATIENTS BUT THERE’S A FOR MANY PATIENTS BUT THERE’S A
NEW TREATMENT THAT COULD HELP. NEW TREATMENT THAT COULD HELP.
HERE WITH DETAILS IS Dr. AMIR HERE WITH DETAILS IS Dr. AMIR
ALI WITH MEMORIAL HARMAN CYPRESS ALI WITH MEMORIAL HARMAN CYPRESS
HOSPITAL. HOSPITAL.
THANKS FOR BEING HERE. THANKS FOR BEING HERE.
>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
>>Courtney: LET’S TALK ABOUT>>Courtney: LET’S TALK ABOUT
NOVEMBER WHICH WE’RE COMING UP NOVEMBER WHICH WE’RE COMING UP
ON HERE IN JUST A COUPLE DAYS. ON HERE IN JUST A COUPLE DAYS.
IT’S DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH. IT’S DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH.
THIS IS REALLY YOUR TIME TO GET THIS IS REALLY YOUR TIME TO GET
OUT AND REALLY EDUCATE EVERYONE OUT AND REALLY EDUCATE EVERYONE
ABOUT THIS DISEASE. ABOUT THIS DISEASE.
>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>THAT IS CORRECT.
THERE’S SO MANY COMPLICATIONS THERE’S SO MANY COMPLICATIONS
THAT CAN OCCUR BECAUSE OF THAT CAN OCCUR BECAUSE OF
DIABETES. DIABETES.
DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS ARE A BIG DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS ARE A BIG
ONE. ONE.
30 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM 30 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER FROM
DIABETES AND ROUGHLY A QUARTER DIABETES AND ROUGHLY A QUARTER
OF THOSE PATIENTS WILL GO ON THE OF THOSE PATIENTS WILL GO ON THE
DEVELOP A DIABETIC FOOT ULCER AT DEVELOP A DIABETIC FOOT ULCER AT
SOME POINT. SOME POINT.
IT’S A HUGE ISSUE. IT’S A HUGE ISSUE.
>>Derrick: ONE OUT OF FOUR>>Derrick: ONE OUT OF FOUR
PEOPLE THEN. PEOPLE THEN.
TALK TO US EXACTLY ABOUT THIS. TALK TO US EXACTLY ABOUT THIS.
WHEN YOU SAY DEVELOP A FOOT WHEN YOU SAY DEVELOP A FOOT
ULCER, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT ULCER, LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT
THAT EXPECT THAT MEANS BECAUSE THAT EXPECT THAT MEANS BECAUSE
I’M ASSUMING THIS MAYS A LARGE I’M ASSUMING THIS MAYS A LARGE
ROLE IN LIMITING SOMEONE’S ROLE IN LIMITING SOMEONE’S
MOBILITY. MOBILITY.
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.
SO DIABETES IS A DISORDER OF SO DIABETES IS A DISORDER OF
SUGAR MANAGEMENT, OF SUGAR SUGAR MANAGEMENT, OF SUGAR
CONTROL. CONTROL.
SO THAT ELEVATED LONG-STANDING SO THAT ELEVATED LONG-STANDING
SUGARS CAN AFFECT THE PERIPHERAL SUGARS CAN AFFECT THE PERIPHERAL
NERVES AND CAUSE YOU TO NOT BE NERVES AND CAUSE YOU TO NOT BE
ABLE TO FEEL AS MUCH IN THE ABLE TO FEEL AS MUCH IN THE
BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET AND ALSO BOTTOM OF YOUR FEET AND ALSO
CAUSES SWEAT GLANDS TO NOT WORK CAUSES SWEAT GLANDS TO NOT WORK
AS WELL SO YOU GET CRACKS AND AS WELL SO YOU GET CRACKS AND
YOU CAN RUB A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM YOU CAN RUB A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM
OF YOUR FOOT. OF YOUR FOOT.
>>Courtney: AND REALLY NOT>>Courtney: AND REALLY NOT
FEEL IT. FEEL IT.
>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.
EXACTLY. EXACTLY.
THAT’S THE DANGEROUS THING ABOUT THAT’S THE DANGEROUS THING ABOUT
IT. IT.
WE’VE HAD PATIENTS THAT HAVE WE’VE HAD PATIENTS THAT HAVE
COME IN AFTER PLAYING NINE COME IN AFTER PLAYING NINE
ROUNDS OF GOLF AND DIDN’T KNOW ROUNDS OF GOLF AND DIDN’T KNOW
THEY HAD A KEY IN THE BOTTOM OF THEY HAD A KEY IN THE BOTTOM OF
THEIR SHOE. THEIR SHOE.
ALL SORTS OF THINGS HAPPEN. ALL SORTS OF THINGS HAPPEN.
THE FIRST THING THAT OFTENTIMES THE FIRST THING THAT OFTENTIMES
GETS A PATIENT’S ATTENTION IS GETS A PATIENT’S ATTENTION IS
THE SMELL OF AN INFECTION. THE SMELL OF AN INFECTION.
>>Courtney: WHEN YOU’RE>>Courtney: WHEN YOU’RE
SMELLING IT, THE INFECTION IS SMELLING IT, THE INFECTION IS
QUITE SERIOUS. QUITE SERIOUS.
>>YEAH, I MEAN, IT CAN BE OR IT>>YEAH, I MEAN, IT CAN BE OR IT
CAN JUST BE SOME DRAINAGE FROM CAN JUST BE SOME DRAINAGE FROM
THE WOUND THAT’S NOT CLEANED UP. THE WOUND THAT’S NOT CLEANED UP.
GENERALLY REDNESS, WARMEST, GENERALLY REDNESS, WARMEST,
SWELLING, ODOR IS ANOTHER ONE SWELLING, ODOR IS ANOTHER ONE
BUT THOSE KIND OF THINGS ARE BUT THOSE KIND OF THINGS ARE
TIP-OFFS TO INFECTION BUT TIP-OFFS TO INFECTION BUT
DIABETIC PATIENTS REALLY SHOULD DIABETIC PATIENTS REALLY SHOULD
BE CHECKING THEIR FEET EVERY DAY BE CHECKING THEIR FEET EVERY DAY
MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY JUST TO MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY JUST TO
MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT GETTING MAKE SURE THEY’RE NOT GETTING
CRACKS OR ANY KIND OF OPEN WAS CRACKS OR ANY KIND OF OPEN WAS
ON. ON.
>>Courtney: BECAUSE IT CAN>>Courtney: BECAUSE IT CAN
OPEN IF YOU LOOK IN THE MORNING OPEN IF YOU LOOK IN THE MORNING
AND DON’T LOOK FOR ANOTHER DAY AND DON’T LOOK FOR ANOTHER DAY
OR TWO, THE TEAR IN THE OPEN CAN OR TWO, THE TEAR IN THE OPEN CAN
HAPPEN RELATIVELY QUICKLY. HAPPEN RELATIVELY QUICKLY.
>>IT CAN HAPPEN VERY QUICKLY.>>IT CAN HAPPEN VERY QUICKLY.
IF YOU HAVE GOT A PRESSURE POINT IF YOU HAVE GOT A PRESSURE POINT
ON THE BOTTOM YOUR SHOE, YOU ON THE BOTTOM YOUR SHOE, YOU
NOTICE IT THROUGHOUT THE DAY NOTICE IT THROUGHOUT THE DAY
WHEN YOU’RE WALKING AND IT HURTS WHEN YOU’RE WALKING AND IT HURTS
BUT A DIABETIC PATIENT DOESN’T. BUT A DIABETIC PATIENT DOESN’T.
WHEN YOU GET HOME YOU SEE A RED WHEN YOU GET HOME YOU SEE A RED
KNOT AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR KNOT AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR
FOOT. FOOT.
THEY DON’T. THEY DON’T.
UNDERNEATH THE CALLUS YOU CAN UNDERNEATH THE CALLUS YOU CAN
DEVELOP AN OPEN WOUND. DEVELOP AN OPEN WOUND.
>>Derrick: JUST TO BE CLEAR>>Derrick: JUST TO BE CLEAR
HE’S ARE NOT SOMEONE CAN PUT HE’S ARE NOT SOMEONE CAN PUT
OINTMENT ON AND A BAND-AID AND OINTMENT ON AND A BAND-AID AND
CALL IT A DAY. CALL IT A DAY.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO GO TO ADVANCED SOMEONE NEEDS TO GO TO ADVANCED
CARE CLINIC. CARE CLINIC.
>>DIABETIC FOOT ALWAYSER IS A>>DIABETIC FOOT ALWAYSER IS A
MULTIDISCIPLINARY TYPE OF WOUND. MULTIDISCIPLINARY TYPE OF WOUND.
IT COULD BE AN ISSUE OF BLOOD IT COULD BE AN ISSUE OF BLOOD
FLOW, AN UNDIAGNOSED INFECTION. FLOW, AN UNDIAGNOSED INFECTION.
THERE COULD BE TOO MANY SWELLING THERE COULD BE TOO MANY SWELLING
AROUND THE WOUND. AROUND THE WOUND.
THE PRESSURE ON THE WOUND MAY THE PRESSURE ON THE WOUND MAY
NOT BE RELIEVED. NOT BE RELIEVED.
THERE’S ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT THERE’S ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT
THINGS WE DO IN THE WOUND CARE THINGS WE DO IN THE WOUND CARE
CENTER TO ADDRESS THE WOUND. CENTER TO ADDRESS THE WOUND.
>>Derrick: WE’RE SEEING SOME>>Derrick: WE’RE SEEING SOME
OF THE OTHER TREATMENTS YOU OF THE OTHER TREATMENTS YOU
OFFER AT THE WOUND CARE CLINIC. OFFER AT THE WOUND CARE CLINIC.
SO FOOT ULCERS, RADIATION, SO FOOT ULCERS, RADIATION,
INJURY WOUNDS, PRESSURE SORES INJURY WOUNDS, PRESSURE SORES
AND EVEN SORES THAT ARE NOT AND EVEN SORES THAT ARE NOT
VISIBLE OPEN WOUNDS. VISIBLE OPEN WOUNDS.
DO PATIENTS WITH THESE ISSUES, DO PATIENTS WITH THESE ISSUES,
DO THEY TYPICALLY HEAL MORE DO THEY TYPICALLY HEAL MORE
SLOWLY? SLOWLY?
>>THEY CAN.>>THEY CAN.
IT’S KIND OF A — IT CAN BE VERY IT’S KIND OF A — IT CAN BE VERY
MULTIFACTORIAL, IT CAN HAVE A MULTIFACTORIAL, IT CAN HAVE A
LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES. LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES.
IF YOU HAVE A BLOOD FLOW ISSUE, IF YOU HAVE A BLOOD FLOW ISSUE,
IT CAN HEAL VERY SLOWLY OR NOT IT CAN HEAL VERY SLOWLY OR NOT
AT ALL EVEN. AT ALL EVEN.
IT’S NOT LIKE AN ACUTE WOUNDS. IT’S NOT LIKE AN ACUTE WOUNDS.
THERE’S DIFFERENT TYPES. THERE’S DIFFERENT TYPES.
THERE’S ACUTE WOUNDS IF YOU CUT THERE’S ACUTE WOUNDS IF YOU CUT
YOURSELF WHILE YOU’RE COOKING, YOURSELF WHILE YOU’RE COOKING,
THEN YOU EXPECT THE WOUND TO THEN YOU EXPECT THE WOUND TO
PROGRESS THROUGH THE NORMAL PROGRESS THROUGH THE NORMAL
PHASES OF HEALING. PHASES OF HEALING.
WITH CHRONIC WOUNDS, WOUNDS THAT WITH CHRONIC WOUNDS, WOUNDS THAT
HAVE BEEN PRESENT THREE OR FOUR HAVE BEEN PRESENT THREE OR FOUR
WEEKS AND HAVEN’T HEALED BY AT WEEKS AND HAVEN’T HEALED BY AT
LEAST 50% THEY FOLLOW A LEAST 50% THEY FOLLOW A
DIFFERENT PHYSIOLOGY. DIFFERENT PHYSIOLOGY.
AND SO IT’S OUR JOB TO KIND OF AND SO IT’S OUR JOB TO KIND OF
GO IN THERE AND TEASE OUT WHAT’S GO IN THERE AND TEASE OUT WHAT’S
CAUSING THAT PROBLEM AND ADDRESS CAUSING THAT PROBLEM AND ADDRESS
IT. IT.
>>Courtney: I WOULD SAY TOO>>Courtney: I WOULD SAY TOO
GOING TO THE WOUND CENTER WOULD GOING TO THE WOUND CENTER WOULD
BE IDEAL FOR THESE TYPES OF BE IDEAL FOR THESE TYPES OF
PATIENTS AS OPPOSED TO JUST PATIENTS AS OPPOSED TO JUST
GOING INTO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE OR GOING INTO A DOCTOR’S OFFICE OR
AN EMERGENCY CLINIC OR SOMETHING AN EMERGENCY CLINIC OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU’RE SO LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU’RE SO
EQUIPPED WITH DIFFERENT EQUIPPED WITH DIFFERENT
TREATMENTS AND OPTIONS. TREATMENTS AND OPTIONS.
>>YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT.>>YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT.
WE DO WEEKLY PROCEDURES WHERE WE WE DO WEEKLY PROCEDURES WHERE WE
CLEAN UP THE WOUNDS. CLEAN UP THE WOUNDS.
WE DO ALL SORTS OF ADVANCED WE DO ALL SORTS OF ADVANCED
WOUND CARE PRODUCTS, SKIN WOUND CARE PRODUCTS, SKIN
SUBSTITUTES, STEM CELLS. SUBSTITUTES, STEM CELLS.
WE DO NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND WE DO NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND
THERAPY WHICH IS KIND OF A FANCY THERAPY WHICH IS KIND OF A FANCY
WAY OF WE APPLY A SUCTION TO THE WAY OF WE APPLY A SUCTION TO THE
WOUND TO HELP IT HEAL. WOUND TO HELP IT HEAL.
WE DO HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY. WE DO HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY.
SO AT HERMANN WE’VE GOT ALL SO AT HERMANN WE’VE GOT ALL
DIFFERENT THINGS AVAILABLE TO DIFFERENT THINGS AVAILABLE TO
US. US.
>>Derrick: WHAT IS HYPERBARIC>>Derrick: WHAT IS HYPERBARIC
OXYGEN THERAPY? OXYGEN THERAPY?
ALSO KNOWN AS HVO THERAPY. ALSO KNOWN AS HVO THERAPY.
>>IT’S A CLEAR ACRYLIC TUBE THE>>IT’S A CLEAR ACRYLIC TUBE THE
WHOLE PATIENT GOES IN, WE SEAL WHOLE PATIENT GOES IN, WE SEAL
AND IT THEY BREATHE 100% OXYGEN AND IT THEY BREATHE 100% OXYGEN
UNDER HIGHER THAN ATMOSPHERIC UNDER HIGHER THAN ATMOSPHERIC
PRESSURE. PRESSURE.
HERE AT SEA LEVEL IT’S ONE HERE AT SEA LEVEL IT’S ONE
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE. ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.
IN THE CHAMBER IT’S 2 1/2 IN THE CHAMBER IT’S 2 1/2
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE. ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.
YOU’RE ABLE TO PUSH MORE OXYGEN YOU’RE ABLE TO PUSH MORE OXYGEN
INTO THE BLOODSTREAM, SATURATE INTO THE BLOODSTREAM, SATURATE
IT MORE FULLY AND DELIVER MORE IT MORE FULLY AND DELIVER MORE
TO THE WOUND, BUILD NEW BLOOD TO THE WOUND, BUILD NEW BLOOD
VESSELS. VESSELS.
YOU’RE ABLE TO FIGHT INFECTION YOU’RE ABLE TO FIGHT INFECTION
BETTER, YOU’RE ABLE TO BUILD NEW BETTER, YOU’RE ABLE TO BUILD NEW
TISSUE IN AN EFFORT TO HEAL THE TISSUE IN AN EFFORT TO HEAL THE
WOUNDS FASTER. WOUNDS FASTER.
>>Courtney: THAT’S SO>>Courtney: THAT’S SO
FASCINATING TO SEE THAT. FASCINATING TO SEE THAT.
>>Derrick: LET’S SAY SOMEONE>>Derrick: LET’S SAY SOMEONE
AT HOME HAS A WOUND ON THEIR AT HOME HAS A WOUND ON THEIR
FOOT. FOOT.
WHAT TYPES OF THINGS SHOULD WHAT TYPES OF THINGS SHOULD
PEOPLE REALLY BE WATCHING FOR PEOPLE REALLY BE WATCHING FOR
THAT WOULD INDICATE THERE’S A THAT WOULD INDICATE THERE’S A
LARGER PROBLEM GOING ON? LARGER PROBLEM GOING ON?
>>IN THERE’S AN INFECTION GOING>>IN THERE’S AN INFECTION GOING
ON, THE REDNESS, THE SWELLING, ON, THE REDNESS, THE SWELLING,
THE WARMEST, THAT’S A SIGN OF THE WARMEST, THAT’S A SIGN OF
INFECTION. INFECTION.
THERE CAN BE OTHER MORE THERE CAN BE OTHER MORE
DIFFICULT THINGS TO TEASE OUT DIFFICULT THINGS TO TEASE OUT
LIKE A BONE INFECTION. LIKE A BONE INFECTION.
OR A BLOOD FLOW PROBLEM. OR A BLOOD FLOW PROBLEM.
THEY MAY HAVE PROBLEMS WHEN THEY THEY MAY HAVE PROBLEMS WHEN THEY
WALK, THE LEGS MAY GET CRAMPED, WALK, THE LEGS MAY GET CRAMPED,
CRAMPING IN THEIR LEGS MAY CRAMPING IN THEIR LEGS MAY
INDICATE A BLOOD FLOW ISSUE. INDICATE A BLOOD FLOW ISSUE.
THERE’S A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS THERE’S A WHOLE HOST OF THINGS
THAT THEY NEED TO BE LOOKING FOR THAT THEY NEED TO BE LOOKING FOR
BUT I WOULD SAY IF YOU HAVE GOT BUT I WOULD SAY IF YOU HAVE GOT
A WOUND THAT’S NOT HEALING IN A A WOUND THAT’S NOT HEALING IN A
TIMELY FASHION, THEN YOU MAY TIMELY FASHION, THEN YOU MAY
HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS. HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
>>Derrick: IT COULD INDICATE>>Derrick: IT COULD INDICATE
A LARGER PROBLEM. A LARGER PROBLEM.
>>Courtney: IF YOU ARE>>Courtney: IF YOU ARE
DEALING WITH THIS MONTH OVER DEALING WITH THIS MONTH OVER
MONTH THERE’S A PROBLEM. MONTH THERE’S A PROBLEM.
THE GOOD THING ABOUT MEMORIAL THE GOOD THING ABOUT MEMORIAL
HERMANN CYPRESS, WE CAN GO IN HERMANN CYPRESS, WE CAN GO IN
FOR AN EVALUATION AND SAY I FOR AN EVALUATION AND SAY I
DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS NORMAL, I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS NORMAL, I
NEED FURTHER HELP, THEY CAN GO NEED FURTHER HELP, THEY CAN GO
IN AND SEE YOU. IN AND SEE YOU.
>>WE ACCEPT SELF-REFERRALS, A>>WE ACCEPT SELF-REFERRALS, A
GREAT THING. GREAT THING.
WE’RE A SPECIALTY, ONE OF THE WE’RE A SPECIALTY, ONE OF THE
FEW THAT DOES THAT KIND OF THING FEW THAT DOES THAT KIND OF THING
WHERE YOU CAN CALL AND GET AN WHERE YOU CAN CALL AND GET AN
APPOINTMENT. APPOINTMENT.
WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU SOONER WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU SOONER
RATHER THAN LATER TO DEAL WITH RATHER THAN LATER TO DEAL WITH
THIS. THIS.
THE LARGER A WOUND GETS, THE THE LARGER A WOUND GETS, THE
LONGER IT TAKES TO HEAL, THE LONGER IT TAKES TO HEAL, THE
MORE LIKELY THERE WILL BE MORE LIKELY THERE WILL BE
COMPLICATIONS, POTENTIALLY COMPLICATIONS, POTENTIALLY
AMPUTATION. AMPUTATION.
IT’S BETTER TO GET AHEAD OF IT IT’S BETTER TO GET AHEAD OF IT
EARLY. EARLY.
>>Courtney: FOR YOU I WOULD>>Courtney: FOR YOU I WOULD
IMAGINE EVEN A SMALL WOUND TO IMAGINE EVEN A SMALL WOUND TO
TRACK SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND TO TRACK SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND TO
SEE HOW THE HEALING PROCESS FOR SEE HOW THE HEALING PROCESS FOR
THAT PATIENT IS HAPPENING AS THAT PATIENT IS HAPPENING AS
OPPOSED TO SEEING IT ON THE OPPOSED TO SEEING IT ON THE
LARGER SCALE. LARGER SCALE.
>>RIGHT, RIGHT RIGHT.>>RIGHT, RIGHT RIGHT.
IF WE CAN SEE IT UP FRONT AND IF WE CAN SEE IT UP FRONT AND
DEAL WITH IT, IT’S EASIER FOR US DEAL WITH IT, IT’S EASIER FOR US
AND IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE AND IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE
PATIENT AS WELL. PATIENT AS WELL.
>>Derrick: Dr. ALI, THANK>>Derrick: Dr. ALI, THANK
YOU FOR STOPPING BY. YOU FOR STOPPING BY.
VERY INTERESTING. VERY INTERESTING.
ONE IN FOUR. ONE IN FOUR.
>>UP TO ONE IN FOUR.>>UP TO ONE IN FOUR.
>>Derrick: ALSO AS COURTNEY>>Derrick: ALSO AS COURTNEY
JUST MENTIONED IF YOU WOULD LIKE JUST MENTIONED IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH
A SPECIALIST AT MEMORIAL HERMANN A SPECIALIST AT MEMORIAL HERMANN
WOUND CARE CALL OR VISIT THEM WOUND CARE CALL OR VISIT THEM
ONLINE. ONLINE.
>>Courtney: THANKS AGAIN.>>Courtney: THANKS AGAIN.
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
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