Negative pressure wound therapy: a systematic review on effectiveness and safety.

@article{Vikatmaa2008NegativePW,
  title={Negative pressure wound therapy: a systematic review on effectiveness and safety.},
  author={Pirkka Vikatmaa and Vesa Juutilainen and Pekka Kuukasj{\"a}rvi and Antti Malmivaara},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={438-48}
}
OBJECTIVES We reviewed the use of negative pressure wound treatment (NPWT) for problematic wounds. METHODS A systematic literature review was undertaken to assess the effectiveness and safety of NPWT. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing NPWT were included. RESULTS A total of 14 RCTs were included. Trials included patients with pressure wounds (2), post-traumatic wounds (3), diabetic foot ulcers (4) and miscellaneous chronic ulcers (5). In all trials NPWT was at least as effective… CONTINUE READING

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