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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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December 2015 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 61 - Issue 12

A Prospective, Descriptive Study to Assess the Effect of Dietary and Pharmacological Strategies to Manage Constipation in Patients with a Stoma

Abstract

The term constipation with regard to patients with a stoma is defined as impaired bowel movements associated with increased stool consistency or long periods without bowel movements that lead to discomfort, flatulence, and abdominal pain. Information about constipation in patients with a stoma is limited. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted among patients attending ostomy and proctology outpatient clinics in Poznan, Poland between January 2011 and December 2014 to assess the role of dietary and pharmacological strategies in the management of constipation in patients with a stoma....

A Retrospective Study to Evaluate Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Patients Undergoing Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting

Abstract

Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting may be associated with a higher risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection than monolateral internal thoracic artery grafting due to a limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall. Because preliminary studies suggest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may reduce the risk of infection, a retrospective chart review of 129 patients who underwent BITA between February 2003 and October 2014 was conducted....

Neuropathic Ulcers Among Children With Neural Tube Defects: A Review of Literature

Abstract

A trophic ulcer is a pressure ulcer caused by external trauma to a part of the body that is compromised due to disease, vascular insufficiency, or loss of afferent nerve fibers. Spinal dysraphism (ie, neural tube defects [NTD]) such as meningomyelocele is a risk factor for developing these ulcers in adults and pediatric patients....

Guest Editorial: The Condition No One is Talking About

Did you know 1 in 3 adult Americans is affected by incontinence but only 1 in 12 seek help? Or that incontinence is the number 2 reason people put their loved ones into assisted-living facilities?...

A Clinical Minute: Limb Preservation: Awaken the Wound for Proper Healing with MEDIHONEY

For the complex chronic wound such as a diabetic foot ulcer, achieving wound management goals often can feel like a juggling act, requiring out-of-the-box thinking and multiple products to heal wha...

My Scope of Practice: Village Mentality

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.  — Henry Ford

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