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Analysis of the SNaP Wound Care System, a negative pressure wound device for treatment of diabetic lower extremity wounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20663445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become a widely used modality for the treatment of complex wounds. However, patient compliance is frequently difficult due to the need to carry a bulky, noisy electronic device. In this issue of Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, Lerman and colleagues describe a new system that uses no electricity and is about the size of a deck of cards. It is designed to be stored in the clinic and applied almost as simply as a standard wound dressing. Four cases are reviewed to demonstrate that the device is efficacious and helps to encourage patient compliance. No statistically significant outcomes are presented. By removing compliance barriers, this device may encourage more frequent NPWT applications for small wounds.
Adam Landsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of diabetes science and technology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1932-2968     ISO Abbreviation:  J Diabetes Sci Technol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-28     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101306166     Medline TA:  J Diabetes Sci Technol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Diabetes Technology Society.
Division of Podiatric Surgery, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care
Diabetes Complications / drug therapy*
Diabetic Foot / drug therapy*,  pathology
Leg Ulcer / drug therapy*,  pathology
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy / instrumentation*
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / physiology
Comment On:
J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010 Jul;4(4):825-30   [PMID:  20663444 ]

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