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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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June 2017 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 63 - Issue 6

The Effect of a Patient Education Intervention on Knowledge and Venous Ulcer Recurrence: Results of a Prospective Intervention and Retrospective Analysis

Abstract 

Patient education may help reduce the recurrence of venous ulcers. To examine the effectiveness of a home-based patient education program on disease and self-care knowledge and ulcer recurrence rates, a prospective study and retrospective analysis of patient outcomes was conducted among 3 groups of patients. Group A (n = 28) had received the education intervention and assessments as part of an earlier study and were recruited to participate in a 36-week follow-up....

A Retrospective Review of Adverse Events Related to Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Abstract

The risk of adverse events (AEs) such as infection and amputation related to diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has been studied, but less is known about rate of other AEs such as falls. As part of a quality improvement project, AEs in veterans with diabetes mellitus (DM) with and without a DFU were examined....

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for a Complicated Abdominal Laparotomy in Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Case Report

Abstract

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common surgical emergency in neonatal intensive care units, and patients who require surgery have high mortality and morbidity rates. The utility of negative pressure in the management of adults with complicated abdominal wounds has been documented, but there are few reports describing the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in children or following neonatal surgery. The case of a 6 day old, 5-weeks premature neonate with NEC is presented....

A Descriptive, Cross-sectional Survey of Turkish Nurses’ Knowledge of Pressure Ulcer Risk, Prevention, and Staging

Abstract

Nurses’ knowledge of pressure ulcer (PU) prevention and management is an important first step in the provision of optimal care. To evaluate PU prevention/risk, staging, and wound description knowledge, a descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted among nurses working in an acute care Turkish hospital....

Editorial Opinion: An Update on Fake News in the Sciences: How to Protect Patients and Our Profession

Last January, I alerted our readers to the proliferation and potential danger to our patients and professions of so-called predatory publications.1 The warning included a link to an onli...

Special to OWM: One Institution’s Accommodation of the CARE Act

Every year, hospitals and rehabilitation centers discharge millions of patients to their homes....

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