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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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October 2015 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 61 - Issue 10

A Prospective, Multicentered Study to Assess Social Adjustment in Patients With an Intestinal Stoma in Turkey


Patients with a stoma undergo physiological, psychological, and social adjustment to their new life situation. A descriptive, prospective study was conducted to assess adaptation among patients >18 years of age with a new temporary or permanent colostomy or ileostomy living in Turkey and receiving care at a participating stomatherapy unit. ...

Use of a Dehydrated Amniotic Membrane Allograft on Lower Extremity Ulcers in Patients with Challenging Wounds: A Retrospective Case Series


Lower extremity ulcers in patients with diabetes mellitus may take a long time to heal despite the use of advanced topical therapies. A retrospective review of cases was conducted to assess the use of a dehydrated amniotic membrane allograft (DAMA) in a convenience sample of 9 wounds in 8 patients (5 men, 3 women, average age 62 years [range 31–81 years]) with diabetes mellitus and/or vascular disease. ...

Manual Lymph Drainage in a Patient with Congestive Heart Failure: A Case Study


A variety of conditions result in lower extremity edema, such as deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, venous stasis insufficiency, and congestive heart failure (CHF). A case study is presented to illustrate the dynamics of the lymphatic system, the pathology of CHF, the importance of obtaining a pretreatment differential diagnosis, and how to implement a safe treatment plan. ...

My Scope of Practice: Kindness in Wound Care

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. — Isaac Bashevis Singer, 20th century Jewish-American author...

AAWC Update

Announcing Call for Nominations for the 2016 AAWC Board of Directors owm_aawc...

From the Editor: What I Learned at SAWC Fall 2015

I am a Symposium of Advanced Wound Care veteran, with 20+ conferences under my belt....

Special to OWM: Making An Innovation Stick

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