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Innovation & Research in Wound Care

Akron General offers one of the only medical center-run wound care facilities in the area because of our staff's extensive experience and skill level. We are able to offer the highest level of care for wound patients because of continued clinical research. That means we are always exploring new and better ways to treat hard-to-heal wounds through materials we use, medical treatments and additional patient education.

For more information about research in wound care, please contact:

Judith Fulton, PhD - View Profile
Director Wound Research

Nicki Blasiole
Research Coordinator

Current Clinical Studies:


Original Research
Bryant, J. & Beinlich, N. (2003) How to Start a Nurse-Managed Foot Care Clinic. Orthopaedic Nursing 22 (6), 437-441.

Bryant, J., Brooks, T., Schmidt, B. & Mostow, E. (2001). Reliability of wound measuring techniques in an outpatient wound center. Ostomy/Wound Management, 47(4), 44-51.

Graff, J., Bryant, J & Beinlich, N. (2000). Preventing heel breakdown. Orthopaedic Nursing, 19(5), 63-69

Bryant, J & Beinlich, N (1999). Foot care: Focus on the elderly. Orthopaedic Nursing 18(6), 53-60. Intermittent claudication: A nursing approach. Journal of Vascular Nursing, 17(4), 81-85

Bryant, J., & Beinlich, N. (1998). Compression therapy: It's a wrap for leg edema. Nursing 98, (6), 64hh2-64hh5.

Date Updated: 10-JUL-2012

Wound Center Publications and Presentations


Miller SK, Aberegg L, Blasiole K, PARKER MG, FULTON J A Prospective Assessment of Sacral Pressures in Healthy Volunteers Seated Upright and Reclined With Legs Elevated in a Recliner; Ostomy Wound Manage. 2014 Sep;60(9):52-9. PubMed PMID: 25211607

MILLER SD, FULTON J, MOSTOW EN Integrating Structured Learning and Scholarly Activities into Clerkship Rotations: A Win-Win for Students and Preceptors; Adv Wound Care. 2014 May 1;3(5):400-403. PubMed PMID: 24804160


MILLER SD, PARKER MG, Blasiole N, Beinlich N, FULTON J A Prospective, In vivo Evaluation of Two Pressure-redistribution Surfaces in Healthy Volunteers Using Pressure Mapping as a Quality Control Instrument; Ostomy Wound Manage. 2013 Feb;59(2):44-8. PubMed PMID: 23388397

Shankaran V, Brooks M, MOSTOW EN Advanced Therapies for Chronic Wounds: NPWT, Engineered Skin, Growth Factors, Extracellular Matrices; Dermatol Ther. 2013 May;26(3):215-21. PMID: 23742282

Aberegg L, MILLER SD, Blasiole KN, FULTON J, Parker M An Assessment of Sacral Pressures in Two Seated Positions; Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Abstract Supplement, 2013

Ferrell JR, Galov AS, Gostev VA, Banks BA, Weeks SP, FULTON J, Woolverton CJ Characterization, Properties and Applications of Nonthermal Plasma: A Novel Pulsed-Based Option; J Biotechnol Biomater 3:155, 2013, doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000155

MOSTOW EN, Montemayor S, MILLER SD, Biasole K, FULTON J Collect Data, Tell Stories; Utilizing Available Data to Improve Wound Product Selection, Reduce Costs, and Improve Outcomes; Advances in Wound Care, September 13, 2013

Sharma N, Aberegg L, MILLER SD, Blasiole KN, FULTON J Pressure Distribution Properties of a Silicone Border Foam Dressing; Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Abstract Supplement, 2013

Adkins C Wound Care Dressings and Choices for Care of Wounds in the Home; Home Healthc Nurse 2013;31(5):259-67. PMID 23652977


Miller S, PARKER MG, Blasiole KN, Beinlich N, FULTON J A Small Study Highlighting the Use of Pressure Mapping as an Indicator of Quality Control; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2012, Atlanta, GA. SAWC Spring Abstract Book CS-71, 2012

Uppal R, Li D, Wang S, FULTON J, Beinlich N, MOSTOW EN, Anthony R, Nice L Continuous Process Improvement in an Outpatient Wound Clinic using Lean and Systems Engineering Tools; Proceedings of the 21st Annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, Florida, May 2012

Miller S, Bagwell B, Blasiole KN, FULTON J, MOSTOW EN Innovating a Comprehensive Wound Care Curriculum: The Travel Guide & Bird Watching Approach; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2012, Atlanta, GA. SAWC Spring Abstract Book IR-30, 2012

Miller S, PARKER MG, Blasiole KN, FULTON J Pressure Mapping for Comparative Effectiveness of Operating Room Pressure Relief Mattresses; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2012, Atlanta, GA. SAWC Abstract Book CR-42, 2012

Markova A, MOSTOW EN US Skin Disease Assessment: Ulcer and Wound Care; Dermatologic Clinics 30:107-111, Jan 2012

FULTON J, Blasiole KN, Cottingham T, Tornero M, Graves M, Smith LG, Mirza S, MOSTOW EN Wound Dressing Absorption: A Comparative Study; Adv Skin Wound Care. 2012 Jul;25(7):315-320. PubMed PMID: 22713782


Ferrell JR, Banks BA, Fulton, J, Woolverton CJ Characterization of a Spark Based Nonthermal Plasma for Germicidal Capabilities; SAWC/WHS Spring 2011, Dallas TX Wound Repair & Regeneration, 19:A22, 2011

Tuttle MS, MOSTOW EN, Mukherjee P, Hu FZ, Melton-Kreft R, Ehrlich GD, Dowd SE, Ghannoum MA Characterization of bacterial communities in venous insufficiency wounds by use of conventional culture and molecular diagnostic methods ; J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Nov;49(11):3812-9. Epub 2011 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 21880958; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3209111

FULTON J, MOSTOW EN Developing the Interdisciplinary Wound Care Team; Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, Spring Conference, Dallas TX, April 2011

MOSTOW EN, Blaisole K, Mirza S Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Cyanoacrylate-Based Monomer in the Treatment of Skin Tears; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2011, Dallas, TX SAWC Spring Abstract Book S54, 2011

Anthony R, FULTON J, MOSTOW EN Heal Ohio Experience: A Collaborative Model; Advances in Wound Care. Sen CK (ed). Mary Ann Leibert, Inc., New Rochelle, NY 2011; Chapter 40

Hespenheide M, Cottingham T, Mueller G Portfolio use as a tool to demonstrate professional development in advanced nursing practice; Clin Nurse Spec. 2011 Nov;25(6):312-20. PubMed PMID: 22016019

Beinlich N Skin Champion Program; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2011, Dallas TX SAWC Srping Abstract Book S70, 2011

Stucke S, McFarland D, Goss L, Fonov S, McMillan GR, TUCKER AE, Berme N, Guler HC, Bigelow C, Davis BL Spatial relationships between shearing stresses and pressure on the plantar skin surface during gait; Journal of Biomechanics (2011), doi:10;1016/j.jbiomech.2011.11.004

TUCKER AE, Blaisole K, Assaad M The Use of Natural Extracellular Matrix Powder in the Treatment of Refractory Lower Extremity Amputation Wounds; SAWC/WHS Spring Conference 2011, Dallas TX SAWC Spring Abstract Book S63, 2011

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