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Guest Editorial
The International Consensus Document on Device-related Pressure Injuries1 (DRPIs), developed over a year of intense work by a global multidisciplinary expert group (of which I was chair), is a…
Empirical Studies
Abstract Treating soft tissue defects occurring over the posterior elbow is challenging. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of using rotation flaps for soft…
Empirical Studies
Abstract Lower extremity ulcers such as venous leg ulcers (VLUs) and diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) have a major clinical and economic impact on patients and providers. Purpose: The purpose…
Empirical Studies
Abstract The effects of an alternating pressure (AP) overlay on the skin are not fully understood. Purpose: This study was conducted among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) to…
Children With Wounds: Asking the Right Questions
Introduction An omphalocele is a congenital abdominal wall defect consisting of an amnion covered sac containing the abdominal organs. This defect may occur spontaneously or be a factor…
Pearls for Practice
Background Wound cleansing is an essential part of wound therapy that allows transition to subsequent therapies in order to promote granulation tissue formation and epithelialization and…
Editor's Opinion
Recent events and emerging data are especially concerning to health care providers. In 2003, 20% of all confirmed persons with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were health care workers; in…
Upfront with Ostomies
United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) has been advocating for quality of care since its inception. Recent initiatives include revising the UOAA Ostomy and Continent Diversion Patient Bill of…
Empirical Studies
Abstract Several preclinical studies have shown topical sucralfate facilitates wound repair. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of 10% topical sucralfate on healing radiofrequency-…
Empirical Studies
Abstract The high incidence of pressure ulcers/injuries (PU/Is) among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) suggests a need for improved risk assessment. Purpose: The study aimed to develop and…
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