Chronic Wound

Patient Education: Chronic Wound   What is a chronic wound? – A chronic wound may be defined as one that is physiologically impaired due to a disruption of the wound healing cycle as a result of impaired angiogenesis, innervation, or cellular migration, among other reasons. Examples of chronic wounds include nonhealing or infected surgical or traumatic…

Diabetic Foot

Patient education: Diabetic foot   What is a Diabetic Foot? – Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body and cause poor blood circulation. Nerve damage can make you lose feeling in your feet. Foot sores and cuts…

Prostatitis

Patient education: Prostatitis   What is Prostatitis? – Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation of the prostate gland, a walnut-sized gland situated directly below the bladder in men.What causes Prostatitis? – Prostatitis can be infectious (acute or chronic bacterial prostatitis) or noninfectious origin (Chronic pelvic pain syndrome). Acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis is most commonly…

Cystitis

Patient education: Cystitis   What is Cystitis? – Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. What causes Cystitis? – Cystitis can be infectious (bacterial, viral, yeast induced) or noninfectious (interstitial cystitis,drug-induced cystitis, radiation cystitis, foreign-body cystitis, chemical cystitis and cystitis associated with other conditions) origin. Most cases of bacterial cystitis are caused by…

History of EPTC

A century ago, the French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’Herelle, recognized an “invisible microbe” that he proposed was a ‘bacteriophage’ virus with bacteria-devouring properties.   Read More at William C. Summers, “Bacteriophage Therapy”, (Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 2001. 55:437–51) Eliava Institute The Eliava Institute was founded in 1923 by distinguished Georgian physician, bacteriologist and phage researcher Prof. George…

Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Patient education: Cystic fibrosis (CF)   What is cystic fibrosis? — Cystic fibrosis is a disease of exocrine gland function that involves multiple organ systems. It is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by an abnormal gene called – cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR). The symptoms are associated with the production of hyper viscous…

Irritable bowel syndrome

Patient education: Irritable bowel syndrome   What is irritable bowel syndrome? – Irritable bowel syndrome, or “IBS,” is a condition that causes belly pain and problems with bowel movements. Some people with the condition have frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea). Others do not have enough bowel movements (constipation). Some patients switch back and forth between…