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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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Current Issue

Using Bacterial Fluorescence Imaging and Antimicrobial Stewardship to Guide Wound Management Practices: A Case Series

Abstract

The urgent need to eliminate unnecessary use of antibiotics in wound patients has been hampered by diagnostic uncertainty and the time required to obtain culture results. The authors evaluated bedside use of a handheld bacterial fluorescence imaging device for real-time visualization of bacteria within and around wounds, used in addition to monitoring of clinical signs and symptoms of infection, in a series of 7 patients (5 women, 2 men; age range 57–93 years) with varying comorbidities who were referred to the wound ostomy continence clinician for wound assessment....

The Role of Topical Estrogen, Phenytoin, and Silver Sulfadiazine in Time to Wound Healing in Rats

Abstract

Many recent studies have focused on the potential role of topical agents in the wound healing process. To compare the time to healing of full-thickness wounds treated with topical estrogen, phenytoin, or silver sulfadiazine (SSD), an in vivo study was conducted using 32 male Wistar rats....

Assessment of Prelicensure Undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Students: Ostomy Knowledge, Skill Experiences, and Confidence in Care

Abstract

Care of the patient with an ostomy is included in the curriculum of prelicensure nursing programs, but no studies examining student nurses’ knowledge about stoma care have been published. The purpose of this project was to examine the ostomy knowledge, experiences, and confidence of nursing students in order to assess and improve the curriculum....

Industry Spotlight: R. Andrew Eckert, President and CEO, Acelity

Can you please provide a short description of your background, training, and experience?...

Guest Editorial: Wound Infection: Myths and Microbes

This message is for all who make or influence wound care decisions. Patients are counting on you to do what works....

Pearls for Practice: Rapid Wound Bed Preparation Using NPWT With Hypochlorous Acid Instillation

Wound bed preparation is the management of a wound in order to accelerate endogenous healing or to facilitate the effectiveness of other therapeutic measures.1 To facilitate wound healin...

Wound Care in the First Person: Adding an Antimicrobial With Silver to Your Wound Care Armamentarium

Chronic wounds are associated with a high incidence and degree of microbial colonization,1,2 where microorganisms are present in the wound and proliferating....

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