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Optimal use of negative pressure wound therapy in treating pressure ulcers.
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PMID:  22727135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pressure ulcers (PrUs) are a challenging health concern for both the clinician and the patient. The exact incidence and prevalence of PrUs varies widely among specific clinical populations, from 0·4% to 38% in acute care, from 2·2% to 24% in long-term care and from 0% to 17% in home care. The economic impact of these wounds is impressive with an estimated cost of $11 to $17·2 billion annually in the USA. Guidelines from the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel have provided recommendations for the prevention and treatment of PrUs. Negative pressure wound therapy with reticulated open cell foam (NPWT/ROCF; V.A.C.® Therapy, KCI USA, Inc. San Antonio, TX) has been successfully used for managing PrUs. This review combines expert opinion with scientific evidence to describe the use of NPWT/ROCF in patients with PrUs.
Subhas Gupta; Shigeru Ichioka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  9 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Wound J     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. International Wound Journal © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Inc.
Gupta S, MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, Department of Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA Ichioka S, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Saitama Medical University, Irumagun Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
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