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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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August 2015 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 61 - Issue 8

An In vivo Wound Model Utilizing Bacteriophage Therapy of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms


Bacteriophages have been used as effective therapy against bacterial biofilms on devices such as catheters, in the lungs such as in cystic fibrosis, and even in infected food. Unlike antibiotics, they are bacteria-specific and produce the desired effect without systemic complications; they can develop bacterial resistance, although in ways different from antibiotics....

Assessing the Validity and Reliability of the Peristomal Skin Lesion Assessment Instrument Adapted for Use in Turkey


Many ostomy patients experience peristomal skin lesions. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the validity, usability, and reliability of the Peristomal Skin Lesions Assessment instrument (SACS instrument) adapted to Turkish from English. The SACS Instrument consists of 2 main assessments: lesion type (utilizing definitions and photographs) and lesion area by location around the ostomy....

A Skin-stretching Wound Closure System to Prevent and Manage Dehiscence of High-tension Flap Donor Sites: A Report of 2 Cases


Tension on the suture line of flap donor sites raises the risk of delayed healing and wound dehiscence. Closing a large flap donor site without a skin/flap graft is a major surgical challenge. ...

Editorial Opinion: Please Don’t Take My AHRQ Away

One would have to search long and hard to find anyone in wound, skin, ostomy, or incontinence care who has not used at least one of the myriad of resources provided by the Agency for Health Researc...

A Clinical Minute: Harnessing Medical Grade Honey to Heal Lower Extremity Diabetic Ulcers

Clinicians treating diabetic ulcers are trained in the science and biology of what is happening on a cellular level....

My Scope of Practice: Teamwork in Wound Care

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. — Helen Keller...

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