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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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December 2017 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 63 - Issue 12

A Prospective, Multicenter Study to Compare a Disposable, High-fluid Capacity Underpad to Nonpermeable, Disposable, Reusable Containment Products on Incontinence-associated Dermatitis Rates Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents


Due to the high prevalence of incontinence among skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents, incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a common occurrence. In addition, facility staff may mistakenly identify IAD as a pressure injury. A prospective, descriptive, multicenter study was conducted in 3 Connecticut facilities to evaluate the effect of substituting a disposable, high-fluid capacity underpad for nonpermeable disposable and reusable containment products on the rate of IADs....

A Descriptive, Qualitative Study to Assess Patient Experiences Following Stoma Reversal After Rectal Cancer Surgery


Standard surgical treatment for patients operated for rectal cancer is abdominoperineal excision of the tumor resulting in a permanent colostomy or an anterior resection, often with construction of a temporary loop ileostomy. Both options impact bowel function. Living with a permanent colostomy has been studied in depth, but knowledge is limited about patients’ experiences living with a resected rectum after stoma reversal and how it affects daily life. A qualitative study was conducted to describe the first 4 to 6 weeks after reversal of a temporary loop ileostomy due to rectal cancer....

An Overview of Clinical and Health Economic Evidence Regarding Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa Extracellular Matrix in the Management of Chronic Wounds and Burns


Small intestine submucosa (SIS) has been extensively evaluated in preclinical models and developed into commercially produced medical technologies intended for use in several different indications. The SIS extracellular matrix cellular and/or tissue-based product is a commercially available, porcine-derived SIS dressing. The purpose of this review was to consider the role of the SIS dressing in the management of chronic wounds and burns....

Guest Editorial: Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Men: An Underserved Area of Care

Urinary and fecal incontinence adversely affect the lives of 400 million individuals.1 Reported prevalence rates of urinary incontinence (UI) in adult men <65 years of age vary from 3...

Wound Care in the First Person: Wound Bed Preparation: Is It Time to Up Your Game?

Ostomy Wound Management welcomes Wound Care in the First Person to its stable of columns sponsored by leading manufacturers of wound, ostomy, and continence care products....

Fresh Views on Silver: A Health Care Professional’s Perspective on a Silver Compound

When I began my training at Crawford (Doylestown, PA), I was introduced to a new portfolio of products....

Special to OWM: An Overview of Incontinence Prevention

The words incontinence and prevention are rarely seen together....

From the Editor: An Update on Pops

Many of you have commented on — even forwarded and cited — my editorials on my dad, documenting his trials and triumphs with urinary incontinence....