Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Utilizing Vacuum-Assisted Closure to Advanced Moist Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers – A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Blume2007ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Utilizing Vacuum-Assisted Closure to Advanced Moist Wound Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers – A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Peter Blume and Jodi L Walters and Wyatt Payne and Jos{\'e} Ayala and John C. Lantis},
  year={2007}
}
Objective: To evaluate safety and clinical efficacy of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) compared to Advanced Moist Wound Therapy (AMWT) to treat diabetic patients with foot ulcers. Research Design And Methods: This multicenter randomized controlled trial enrolled 342 patients mean age 58 years; 79% male. Complete ulcer closure was defined as skin closure (100% re-epithelization) without drainage or dressing requirements. Patients were randomized to either NPWT (Vacuum-Assisted Closure) or… CONTINUE READING