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Tetralogy of Fallot: Overview and Update on Surgical Wound Care

The diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot is frightening for parents who have infants with the disease, and rightfully so. Tetralogy of Fallot is a life-threatening condition that requires medical attention. However, there is also good reason for hope. The success rates for Tetralogy of Fallot surgery are greater than 95%. In this article, we will […]

Tips for Dealing with Skin Irritation from Infusion Set & Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems

Skin irritation and dermatitis due to the adhesives used on glucose monitoring systems can be resolved and eased by understanding the cause of the problem. Chances are if you are reading this you have either seen your endocrinologist, perhaps consulted a dermatologist or an allergist or you are doing some preliminary research to see how […]

Hy-Tape Sponsored Ostomy Athlete Connor Sheffield

In 2019 Hy-Tape had been exhibiting at an ostomy conference in Philidelphia. That’s when we were approached Tricia Sheffield who told us about her then 15 year old son. Connor Sheffield is an ostomy athlete and has been using Hy-Tape to secure his appliance while racing. Connor had been racing since he was 10 years […]

Dressing Strategies for Infected Wounds

Infected wounds are a constant clinical challenge. Broken skin offers microorganisms an entry point into the bloodstream. Likewise, an infected wound bed stops successful skin and tissue healing. Systemic antibiotics can help quell systemic infection, but they cannot always reach a wound in sufficient concentration to heal the infection. Thus, local wound care and dressing […]

More about the most gentle, non-reactive, skin friendly surgical tape on the market

Hy-Tape was founded by Eugene Weiss in 1946 to address the need for a gentle, non-reactive and skin friendly surgical tape. From the very beginning Hy-Tape was run with dedication and attention to detail focusing on the end user and emphasizing patient comfort. Moving its headquarters from Manhattan, Washington Heights, then to Yonkers, and now […]

Crohn’s Disease, Ostomy, & Stoma Care

Ostomy surgery is an increasingly common treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease. With over 450,000 people with stomas in the United States and 120,000 new ostomy surgical procedures performed each year, a growing number of patients must contend with the difficulties of stoma management. However, with guidance from a health care professional, stoma patients can […]

Occlusive vs. Non-occlusive Dressings

Most modern dressings are considered occlusive. So, is there are role for non-occlusive dressings in modern wound care? We review the occlusive and non-occlusive dressings and how to best use them. What is the ideal wound healing environment? The goals of dressings are to prevent infection and to promote an ideal healing environment. The ideal […]

Managing the Risk of Latex Allergy in Spina Bifida

The risk of latex allergy in children with spina bifida is remarkably high. Roughly half of children with spina bifida have an allergy to latex,1 while others report numbers approaching 70%. In some children, the reaction to latex is mild—latex allergens on the skin may cause rash. In others, the reactions are serious and severe, […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Topical Management Strategies

According to a published study, the global prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) is 6.3%, with male patients and older adults being the most likely to be affected.1 This prevalence, coupled with the potential for complications and the severe effect on quality of life the condition can have, makes DFUs one of today’s most serious […]

Wounds & Exercise – The Healing Benefits of Activity

Maintaining an active lifestyle is critical to good health; this is especially true for patients recovering from wounds or extended hospital stays. Robust activity can improve mental health, reduce the risk of infection, and accelerate wound healing.1 Staying active can be challenging for patients with wounds, however, and it is critical that health care professionals […]


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