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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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July 2018 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 64 - Issue 7

A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Study Among Chinese Patients to Identify Factors that Affect Psychosocial Adjustment to an Enterostomy


Physiological, psychological, and social problems may affect adaptation to living with a stoma. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted between March 2017 and June 2017 among patients culled from a manufacturer’s database to identify factors that influence psychosocial adjustment in Chinese patients with an enterostoma....

A Computer Modeling Study to Assess the Durability of Prophylactic Dressings Subjected to Moisture in Biomechanical Pressure Injury Prevention


The sacral area is the most common site for pressure injuries (PIs) associated with prolonged supine bedrest. In previous studies, an anisotropic multilayer prophylactic dressing was found to reduce the incidence of PIs and redistribute pressure. The purpose of the current study was to further investigate relationships between design features and biomechanical efficacy of sacral prophylactic dressings....

Printing a 3-dimensional, Patient-specific Splint for Wound Immobilization: A Case Demonstration


Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology can generate objects in almost any shape and geometry. This technique also has clinical applications, such as the fabrication of specific devices based on a patient’s anatomy. A demonstration study is presented of a 54-year-old man who needed a thermoplastic splint to limit arm movement while a dehisced left shoulder wound healed....

From the Editor: Advancing the Art of the Science

May the love for my art actuate me at all times. — Maimonides, medieval physician and philosopher...

Innovations That Work!

Every July, manufacturers and providers of innovative products and services are invited to share what’s new in the wound, ostomy, continence care arena....

Will Mobile Apps Bring Wound Care Technology to the “Cutting Edge”?

For wound care providers and other clinicians, 2017 continued to bring about a chaotic storm of health care reform based on quality measures, data registry requirements, and documentation standards...

New Products/News of the Industry