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Barbara Zeiger, Editor, OWM

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July 2017 ISSN 1943-2720 | Volume 63 - Issue 7

Point-Of-Care Ultrasound as an Adjunct in the Diagnosis of Neonatal and Pediatric Superficial Soft Tissue Infection: A Report of Two Cases

Abstract

Considerable technological advances, good safety profile, and ease of use have converged to support the use of ultrasound (US) as an important adjunct in the evaluation of superficial soft tissue infections (SSTI) in general and the differential diagnosis of cellulitis and abscess in particular. However, its use in neonatal populations has not been described. Pediatric studies report clinical examination is not always a reliable method of distinguishing cellulitis from abscess. Two (2) case reports are presented to supplement the growing body of published data that describe US imaging of SSTIs....

Treatment of Thromboangiitis Obliterans Using Smoking Cessation and Far-infrared Therapy: A Case Study

Abstract

Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger’s disease) is a rare, nonatherosclerotic segmental inflammatory vasculitis that commonly involves small- and medium-sized vessels. Ischemic tenderness impairs patient quality of life and places patients at high risk for amputation. The only definitive known treatment is smoking cessation. Far-infrared (FIR) therapy has shown promising effects on blood flow and healing, but its use in patients with Buerger’s disease has not been reported....

Managing Cutaneous Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a prevalent disease worldwide; an estimated one third of the world’s population is infected and 2015 data from the World Health Organization show 10 million people had an active infection. Although TB often is cited as a disease that most commonly occurs in underdeveloped countries, the evolution of drug-resistant forms of TB and infection sensitivity of immunocompromised individuals have made this disease a focal point for industrialized countries as well....

A Descriptive Study to Assess Quality of Life in Egyptian Patients With a Stoma

Abstract

The creation of a stoma changes bodily appearance and function, which can affect quality of life (QOL). A descriptive study using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, an instrument that measures 8 physical and mental health concepts, was conducted to quantify QOL among patients with a stoma and to interpret how stoma creation affects their lives....

From the Editor: Electric Underwear and Other Innovations

I think humans by nature are innovators, if only to make life easier. Innovative implies improved....

Special to OWM: Innovation in Products for People with Incontinence

While it may appear little is new for managing intractable urinary or bowel incontinence, many scientists, engineers, and health care professionals are working tirelessly on new products to help im...

My Scope of Practice: Innovating Through Educating

Nursing has many facets: caring for patients, consulting with physicians, and performing diagnostic tests, to name just a few....

Innovations That Work!

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AAWC Update

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New Products and Industry News

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