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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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January 2016 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 62 - Issue 1

The Relationship Between Obesity and Calciphylaxis: A Review of the Literature


Calciphylaxis is characterized by calcification in the medium and small vessel arterioles and can be a life-threatening complication often associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). A review of the literature was conducted to explore existing evidence about the relationship between obesity and calciphylaxis....

A Computer Modeling Study to Evaluate the Potential Effect of Air Cell-based Cushions on the Tissues of Bariatric and Diabetic Patients


Sitting-acquired pressure ulcers (PUs) are a potentially life-endangering complication for wheelchair users who are obese and have diabetes mellitus. The increased body weight and diabetes-related alterations in weight-bearing tissue properties have been identified in the literature to increase the risk for PUs and deep tissue injuries (DTIs)....

Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap for Sacral Pressure Ulcer Reconstruction: A Retrospective Case Study of 11 Patients


Despite advances in reconstruction techniques, sacral pressure ulcers continue to present a challenge to the plastic surgeon. The flap from the gluteal crease derives blood supply from the inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) and reliably preserves the entire contralateral side as a donor site. To incorporate the IGAP in the reconstruction of sacral pressure ulcers, a skin paddle over the gluteal crease was created and implemented by the authors....

Guest Editorial: Emerging Data on the State of Obesity

The state of obesity continues to garner attention regionally, nationally, and globally....

My Scope of Practice: Pioneering Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Care Nursing in Brazil

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. – Simone de Beauvoir, French author



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