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Special Report
Abstract Lymphedema garments apply therapeutic pressure to maintain minimum leg volume. Practitioners and patients apply these garments and seek to achieve appropriate compression…
Empirical Studies
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…
Special Report
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 —…
Editor's Opinion
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…
Children With Wounds: Asking the Right Questions
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…
Empirical Studies
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…
Empirical Studies
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…
Empirical Studies
Abstract The nursing culture in long-term care (LTC) settings may affect quality measures such as pressure injury (PrI) rates.  PURPOSE: The study was conducted to evaluate the relevance of an…
Upfront with Ostomies
In the United States, approximately    100 000 persons undergo ostomy surgery every year.1 Because colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US, we can expect to see many more ostomies…
Children With Wounds: Asking the Right Questions
The Seventh International Society of Pediatric Wound Care (ISPeW) meeting in Houston, TX, is history, but as usual, it made history. I feel empowered after exchanging ideas for 3 days with like-…
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