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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Effectiveness

Published on: June 22, 2012
Project Number: RC0362-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy at -75 mmHg, -80 mmHg, and -125 mmHg for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers?
  2. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of continuous versus intermittent negative pressure wound therapy at -75 mmHg, -80 mmHg, or -125 mmHg for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers?

Key Message

Due to lack of evidence, the comparative clinical effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy at different pressures or comparative clinical effectiveness of continuous versus intermittent negative pressure wound therapy for patients with diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers remains to be established.

Tags

diabetic foot, negative-pressure wound therapy, topical negative-pressure therapy, vacuum-assisted closure, diabetic feet, bed sores, bedsore, pressure sore, wounds and injuries, pressure ulcer, negative-pressure dressings, diabetes, Pressure Ulcer negative-pressure dressings, bed sore, bedsores, pressure sores