Letters to the Editor

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...

Letter to the Editor: The issue of retracted research

I am writing to highlight a potential issue with the article Beitz JM, Bolton LL....

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...

Letter to the Editor: Partial-thickness pressure injuries and epidermal blisters: concerning definitions

Regarding Bohn G. Pressure injury replaces pressure ulcer: provider thoughts on changes to pressure ulcer staging. Ostomy Wound Manage....

Letter to the Editor: Was osteomyelitis the culprit?

Regarding Vair A, Keast D, LeMesurier A. The prevalence of anemia of chronic disease in patients with spinal cord injuries and pressure ulcers and the impact of erythropoietin supplementation on wound healing: a descriptive pilot study. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2015;61(6):16-26: Although the intervention mentioned seems to have great potential to provide improved outcomes for this population, certain information appears to have been omitted. ...

Letter to the Editor: A Sister’s Tribute

  With regard to the article: Beitz J. Clinician challenges in providing health care for a morbidly obese family member: a bariatric case study. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2015;61(1):42–46: A reader sent a thank you stating, “The highest form of wisdom is kindness” (a quote from the Talmud) and the following:...

Letters to the Editor: Prevalence and Incidence Study Sparks Issues

Dear Editor,
  
With much interest, we read the article, "Prevalence and Incidence Studies of Pressure Ulcers in Two Long-Term Care Facilities in Canada" (Ostomy/Wound Management, 2001;47[11]:28-34). Studies in which both the prevalence and incidence have been examined are scarce, although they offer a great deal of information....

Letter to the Editor: Differentiating Ultrasound Technologies

  As a wound care practitioner who has specialized in the use of therapeutic technologies for more than 30 years, I have first-hand experience with the confusion regarding the different types of ultrasound used to treat wounds. I am concerned the content in the article (Maher SF, Halverson J, Misiewicz R, Reckling T, Smart O, Benton C, Schoenherr D. Low-frequency ultrasound for patients with lower leg ulcers due to chronic venous insufficiency: a report of two cases. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014;60[2]:52–61) will add to the existing confusion. ...

Letter to the Editor: Advertisement Concerns

Dear Editor,

  Thank you for all Ostomy Wound Management does to channel valuable information supporting care decisions to the professionals who make them.

  Regrettably, an advertisement attached to the front cover of recent issues of Ostomy Wound Management and WOUNDS misinformed readers, potentially harming patients by selectively quoting a Cochrane systematic review (SR) about honey. This advertisement initially seemed to be a journal-sponsored service to readers authorized by the Cochrane collaboration. Closer examination revealed it to be a commercial advertisement, not authorized by the Cochrane Collaboration. ...

Letter to the Editor: Preventing Deep Tissue Injury From Extended Procedures

  The authors would like to highlight a specialized pressure-reducing plan that evolved from the case presented in their article Miller S, Parker M, Blasiole K, Beinlich N, Fulton J. A prospective, in vivo evaluation of two pressure-redistribution surfaces in healthy volunteers using pressure mapping as a quality control instrument. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2013;59(2):44–48. This case report highlighted the management of deep tissue injury (DTI)....