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Clinical evaluation of a novel topical negative pressure device in promoting healing in chronic wounds

Bradbury, Sarah Elizabeth, Walkley, Neal, Ivins, Nicola M. and Harding, Keith Gordon 2015. Clinical evaluation of a novel topical negative pressure device in promoting healing in chronic wounds. Advances in Wound Care 4 (6) , pp. 346-357. 10.1089/wound.2014.0596

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Abstract

Aim: This observational study evaluated the use of a novel, ultraportable, mechanically powered topical negative pressure device in promoting healing in chronic wounds, including venous and mixed etiology leg ulcers and neuropathic foot ulcers. Materials and Methods: Evaluable patients (n=37) received treatment with the SNaP® Wound Care System for up to 6 weeks. The primary objective was percentage change in wound size, with secondary objectives of clinical assessment of wound parameters, ease of use, and impact on quality of life. Results: A 42.64% mean percentage decrease in wound area was observed, with an overall decrease for each wound etiology subgroup. Increased granulation tissue, decreased exudate levels, and decreased wound pain were reported. Quality-of-life scores increased overall, and the device was easy to use, comfortable, portable, and inconspicuous. Conclusion: The SNaP Wound Care System has the potential to promote healing in chronic wounds of different etiologies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert
ISSN: 2162-1918
Date of Acceptance: 23 October 2014
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 14:33
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/84500

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