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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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July 2016 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 62 - Issue 7

A Quantitative, Pooled Analysis and Systematic Review of Controlled Trials on the Impact of Electrical Stimulation Settings and Placement on Pressure Ulcer Healing Rates in Persons With Spinal Cord Injuries


Pressure ulcers (PrUs) are among the most common secondary complications following spinal cord injury (SCI). External electrical current applied to a wound is believed to mimic the body’s natural bioelectricity and to restart and stimulate endogenous electrical fields to promote wound healing. A systematic review was conducted to critically appraise and synthesize updated evidence on the impact of electrical stimulation (ES) versus standard wound care (comprising cleansing, dressing, nutrition, and debridement as necessary) and/or sham stimulation on PrU healing rates in persons with SCIs....

A Retrospective, Observational Study of Enteral Nutrition in Patients with Enteroatmospheric Fistulas


Enteroatmospheric fistulas (EAFs) represent a challenging problem in patients with an open abdomen (OA). A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the effects of enteral alimentation on wound status and management and nutrition....

Using a Bedside Video-assisted Test Tube Test to Assess Stoma Viability: A Report of 4 Cases


Mucosal discoloration of an intestinal stoma may indicate self-limited venous congestion or necrosis necessitating operative revision. A common bedside technique to assess stoma viability is the “test tube test”....

Guest Editorial: Pressure Injury Brexit?

Christopher Columbus initially was scorned because he believed an alternative trade route to the East existed. Like most groundbreaking exploration, Columbus’ came with unintended consequences....

Letter to the Editor: Pressure terminology: sticks and stones… but names really can harm

The recent announcement by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel1 (NPUAP) of the change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury, as in Stage 1 pressu...

My Scope of Practice: The Patients Who Change Our Lives

What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now. — Buddha...


2016 AAWC Wound Care Clinic Directory is available ...

Special to OWM: Innovative Reimbursement: the Disruption and Challenges for Wound Care

The innovative, transformative Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), signed into law April 2015, changes how physicians and other clinicians are reimbursed....

Innovations That Work!

Each year for the July issue, we invite manufacturers and clinicians to salute the latest innovations in products and services....