Negative pressure wound therapy: current practice in India

Negative pressure wound therapy: current practice in India Currently in India, NPWT is most commonly used for diabetic foot wounds post-debridement, pressure sores and arterial ulcers followed by venous ulcers, with perceived success correlating with this order of popularity. There is a need for surgeons in India to understand the controversies regarding NPWT and adopt it in their clinical practice wherever feasible. Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-013-0857-9
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Abstract

Currently in India, NPWT is most commonly used for diabetic foot wounds post-debridement, pressure sores and arterial ulcers followed by venous ulcers, with perceived success correlating with this order of popularity. There is a need for surgeons in India to understand the controversies regarding NPWT and adopt it in their clinical practice wherever feasible. Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2013

References

  • Topical negative pressure therapy: mechanisms and indications
    Banwell, PE; Musgrave, M
  • The effectiveness of topical negative pressure in the treatment of pressure ulcers: a literature review
    Boogaard, M; Laat, E; Spauwen, P; Schoonhoven, L
  • Resource utilization and economic costs of care based on a randomized trial of vacuum-assisted closure therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds
    Apelqvist, J; Armstrong, DG; Lavery, LA; Boulton, AJ
  • Impact of gauze-based NPWT on the patient and nursing experience in the treatment of challenging wounds
    Hurd, T; Chadwick, P; Cote, J; Cockwill, J; Mole, TR; Smith, JM
  • Bacterial load in relation to vacuum-assisted closure wound therapy: a prospective randomized trial
    Mouës, CM; Vos, MC; Bemd, GJCM; Stijnen, T; Hovius, SER

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