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Editorial Correspondence

Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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June 2018 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 64 - Issue 6

A Prospective, Explorative Study to Assess Adjustment 1 Year After Ostomy Surgery Among Swedish Patients


Having ostomy surgery changes a person’s life. To assess adjustment to life with an ostomy and quality of life (QOL) 1 year after ostomy surgery, a prospective, explorative study was conducted among patients of a stoma clinic at a university hospital in Sweden....

A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Study to Assess Pressure Ulcer Knowledge and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Attitudes of Nurses in a Tertiary Health Institution in Nigeria


Globally, higher-than-expected pressure ulcer rates generally are considered a quality-of-care indicator. Nigeria currently has no national guidelines for pressure ulcer risk assessment, prevention, and treatment. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the pressure ulcer knowledge and the attitude of nurses regarding pressure ulcer prevention in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria....

Adenocarcinoma at the Ileostomy Site After a Proctocolectomy for Ulcerative Colitis and/or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: An Overview


Adenocarcinoma that occurs at the ileostomy site after proctocolectomy (TPC) with an end ileostomy for ulcerative colitis (UC) and/or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a late and uncommon complication. To ascertain the rate of adenocarcinoma at the empirical ileostomy site following TPC, a review of the literature was conducted. PubMed, MEDLINE, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, EMBASE, Google search engine, and the Cochrane Database were investigated for research published between January 1975 and December 2016....

The Editorial Implications of Pressure Ulcer and Pressure Injury

It’s been almost 2 years since the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) changed the term pressure ulcer to pressure injury and made changes to previously used staging de...

Letter to the Editor: Can we (still) talk about the implications of the NPUAP changes?

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is attentive to the comments made by wound care professionals about the changes in staging definitions and nomenclature published following the 20...

New Products and Industry News

Single-use NPWT helps prevent infections...

Industry Spotlight: Richard Twomey, CEO, Mölnlycke Health Care

OWM: Tell us about Mölnlycke and your presence at the recent Symposium on Advanced Wound Care(SAWC) Spring 2018 meeting. ...