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Browse articles from WoundsWound Management & PreventionToday's Wound Clinic, and Podiatry Today. Each journal features original content on topics spanning all of wound care. 

Special Report
January 13, 2020
Abstract Lymphedema garments apply therapeutic pressure to maintain minimum leg volume. Practitioners and patients apply these garments and seek to achieve appropriate compression pressure “by feel.” PURPOSE: A study was conducted to assess the feasibility of applying a sensor-feedback…
Empirical Studies
January 12, 2020
Abstract Electrical stimulation (E-Stim) involves applying low levels of electrical current. Despite high-level recommendations for E-stim use in many pressure injury (PrI) best practice treatment guidelines, clinicians seldom use E-Stim. Purpose: This quasi-experimental design study…
Special Report
January 12, 2020
The wound care industry is embarking on the new year with renewed hope and focus amid a new year of health insurance deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, and difficult choices for many patients — that is, paying for health care versus paying for food and housing.
Editor's Opinion
January 11, 2020
Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. — James Baldwin, novelist, playwright, and activist (1924-1987). Each day provides opportunities to begin, discover, and envision anew, but the start of a new year inspires us to look…
Children With Wounds: Asking the Right Questions
January 10, 2020
Diaper dermatitis (DD), one of the most common problems among both hospitalized and at-home neonates, has led to a billion dollar industry, products galore, parental confusion, frequent doctor visits, and discomfort or pain for the children. Why is diaper rash so common? A review of the physiology…
Empirical Studies
January 10, 2020
Abstract A rod passed through the mesenteric window is commonly used during maturation of ileostomies, but evidence for the effectiveness of this procedure is limited. PURPOSE. The aim of this meta-analysis was to determine whether ileostomy rods decrease stoma retraction rates in…
Empirical Studies
January 10, 2020
Abstract The creation of a stoma is a life-saving surgical procedure that requires major adjustments. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among family functioning, perceived social support, and adaptation to living with a stoma. Method: A descriptive, cross…
Issue Content
January 09, 2020
By the end of the decade, Medicare Advantage plans are projected to cover nearly half of eligible beneficiaries. This author examines the impact of Medicare Advantage plans, what the plans cover, and how the preauthorization appeals process works. 
Issue Content
January 09, 2020
Information regarding coding, coverage, and payment is provided as a service to our readers. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, HMP and the author do not represent, guarantee, or warranty that coding, coverage, and payment information is effort-free and/or that payment will be…
Issue Content
January 09, 2020
New Pressure Ulcer/Injury International Clinical Practice Guideline Released    
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