Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Low Pressure and Gauze Dressings to Treat
Diabetic Foot Wounds.
Authors Lavery LA, Murdoch DP, Kim PJ, Fontaine JL, Thakral G, Davis KE
Submitted By Submitted Externally on 6/2/2014
Status Published
Journal Journal of diabetes science and technology
Year 2014
Date Published 2/18/2014
Volume : Pages 8 : 346 - 349
PubMed Reference 24876586
Abstract This study was a prospective cohort study to evaluate negative pressure wound
therapy (NPWT) with low pressure and a gauze dressing to treat diabetic foot
wounds. Thirty patients with diabetic foot wounds were consented to a
prospective study to evaluate wound closure and complications to evaluate NPWT
with low pressure (80 mmHg) and a gauze dressing interface (EZCare, Smith and
Nephew) for up to 5 weeks. NPWT was changed 3 times a week. Study subjects were
evaluated once a week for adverse events and wound measurements. Of study
subjects, 43% attained at least a 50% wound area reduction after 4 weeks of
therapy. Our results suggest that a high rate of wound closure could be expected
with low pressure and a gauze interface.

Investigators with authorship
Lawrence LaveryUniversity of Texas Southwestern

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