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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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Current Issue

A Cross-sectional Study of Nutritional Status, Diet, and Dietary Restrictions Among Persons With an Ileostomy or Colostomy

Abstract

Little is known about the nutritional status and dietary habits of persons with an intestinal stoma, and no specific dietary guidelines have been established. A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients of a Stoma Patient Health Care Service in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, to compare the nutritional status of persons with an ileostomy or colostomy and to evaluate which foods are avoided most frequently and why....

A Meta-analysis to Compare Four-layer to Short-stretch Compression Bandaging for Venous Leg Ulcer Healing

Abstract

Compression therapy is the standard of care for venous leg ulcers (VLUs), and some evidence suggests 4-layer compression is more effective than short-stretch bandages. A meta-analysis was conducted to compare the effectiveness of these 2 compression bandages for venous ulcer healing. In March 2016, a systematic review of the literature was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials....

Translation and Validation of a Wound-specific, Quality-of-life Instrument (The Wound-QoL) in a Swedish Population

Abstract

Hard-to-heal wounds can compromise patient quality of life (QoL); thus, assessing QoL is an important aspect of wound management. The aim of this study, conducted from August 2015 to July 2016, was to translate a wound-specific instrument, the Wound-QoL, into the Swedish language and context and validate its ability to assess QoL in a population of patients with wounds of various etiologies....

Management of a Complex Lower Limb Open Fracture in a Teenage Patient: A Case Report

Abstract

The challenges of managing Gustilo IIIB tibial fractures (ie, high energy trauma with a contaminated wound >10 cm in length, severe comminution [“crumbling”] or segmental fractures, and periosteal stripping) in children are unique in part because no clear guidelines exist and the injuries may cause short-term and long-term complications. Repeated wound debridement and secondary reconstruction are required in approximately 20% of these cases in both adults and children. A 13-year-old girl presented with severe polytrauma including an open Gustilo type IIIB fracture of the left lower leg....

Editor's Opinion: Human Nature, Science, and Evidence-Based Practice

It is no secret that implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in health care is nowhere near the levels it should be.1 It also is well known that a myriad of factors affect the di...

Wound Care in the First Person: Collaborating with WOC Nurses to Optimize Patient Progress

Given the complexity of the patients, inpatient wound care is challenging; therefore, all physicians and surgeons should work with their wound, ostomy, continence (WOC) nurses as part of a multidis...

Special to OWM: The Cost Burden of Absorbent Incontinence Products for Senior Patients

United States citizens are living longer, which increases their risk for developing incontinence....

New Product News/News of the Industry

Two new wound imaging products launched...