From the Editor

From the Editor: The Power of Persistence

A good wound, ostomy, continence clinician is nothing if not persistent....

From the Editor: Advancing the Art of the Science

May the love for my art actuate me at all times. — Maimonides, medieval physician and philosopher...

From the Editor: The Blues… or Something More?

Each year, I write the editorial for the issue of Ostomy Wound Management that goes to the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (see annual poem below)....

From the Editor: Pressure Points

Pressure ulcers are everywhere. They can be found at every patient age, in conjunction with a myriad of comorbidities, and in every health care setting....

Bariatric Care and Obesity: A Compendium of 20 Years of Articles From Ostomy Wound Management

As far back as 1994, Ostomy Wound Management realized there was a crisis at hand. Obesity (body mass index [BMI] >30) and morbid obesity (BMI >40) were becoming increasingly prevalent, impacting all aspects of patient care and provider safety and underscoring the importance of understanding the implications of proper management of the bariatric patient. OWM has published at least 25 articles over the past 2 decades to enhance knowledge of this unique group of patients whose clinical, physical, and emotional needs sometimes remain unmet despite the fact that obesity is now recognized as a disease....

From the Editor: An Update on Pops

Many of you have commented on — even forwarded and cited — my editorials on my dad, documenting his trials and triumphs with urinary incontinence....

From the Editor: Research… or Common Sense?

Despite the fact many authors address me as Doctor, I am neither physician nor professor....

From the Editor: Electric Underwear and Other Innovations

I think humans by nature are innovators, if only to make life easier. Innovative implies improved....

From the Editor: Wound Care Karma

A recent radio talk show addressed the topic of karma. Callers were debating whether people who do good deeds should expect good things will happen to them in return....

From the Editor: The Personal Side of Incontinence

More than 50% of all persons 65 years and older experience incontinence in some form, regardless of care setting....