Discover What NPWT Could Do for You
Over the last 15 years, a growing body of evidence has encouraged more and more healthcare professionals to explore NPWT.
Now, with over 1000 peer reviewed publications describing its clinical efficacy3,safety and cost effectiveness4, you can be confident that NPWT will deliver optimal healing for you and your patients.
Multiple Modes of Action5
NPWT can help you manage your treatment goals, for example:
- May promote wound healing1,6
- Reduced number of dressing changes may help conserve resources4,7
- Management of closed surgical incision lines9*
- Provide temporary cover prior to definitive closure3
- Concurrent rehabilitation8,9
- Help improve patient wellbeing7,8,9,10
*PICO™ single use NPWT is indicated for use in the management of closed surgical incisions.
1 Vuerstaek JD et al., State-of-the-art treatment of chronic leg ulcers: A randomized controlled trial comparing vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.CTM.) with modern wound dressings. J Vasc Surg. Nov 2006;44(5):1029-1037.
2 Deroo K. Outcomes of a portable single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy trial. Poster presented at the WUWHS Congress, Yokohama, September 2012
3 Krug E et al., Evidence-based recommendations for the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in traumatic wounds and reconstructive surgery: steps towards an international consensus. Injury. February 2011;42 Suppl1:S1-12
4 Apelqvist J, Armstrong DG, Lavery LA, Boulton AJ. Am J Surg. Jun 2008;195(6):782-788. Epub 2008 Mar 26. Economic analysis based on Armstrong et al clinical study
5 Birke-Sorensen H et al., Evidence-based recommendations for Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: treatment variables (pressure levels, wound filler and contact layer)--steps towards an international consensus. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. Sep 2011;64:S1-S16
6 Lavery LA et al., A comparison of diabetic foot ulcer outcomes using Negative Pressure Wound Therapy versus historical standard of care. Int Wound J. Jun 2007;4(2):103-113
7 Hurd T. Outcomes of a portable single use negative pressure device trial. Symposium, EWMA conference, Vienna, Austria. May 2012
8 Llanos S et al., Effectiveness of negative pressure closure in the integration of split thickness skin grafts: a randomized, double-masked, controlled trial. Ann Surg. Nov 2006;244(5):700-705
9 SRS/CT09/02. A prospective, open, non-comparative, multi-centre study to evaluate the functionality and dressing performance of a new Negative Pressure Enhanced Dressing (NPED) in acute wounds. Dharma H. March 2011
10 Hurd T, Chadwick P, Cote J, et al., Impact of gauze based NPWT on the patient and nursing experience in the treatment of challenging wounds. Int. Wound J. Dec 2010;7(6):448-455
11 Canonico S et al., Therapeutic possibilities of portable NPWT. Initial multi-disciplinary observation with the negative pressure therapy device. Acta Vulnol. Jun 2012;10:57-66
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