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New WHO guidelines recommend the use of NPWT to help reduce the risk of Surgical Site Infection

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 General News J E 4
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References

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WHO. Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. Geneva; 2016 http://www.who.int/gpsc/ssi-prevention-guidelines/en/

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Hyldig N, Birke-Sorensen H, Kruse M, et al. Meta-analysis of negative-pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incisions. Br J Surg. 2016;103(5):477-486. doi:10.1002/bjs.10084.

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Adogwa O, Fatemi P, Perez E, et al. Negative pressure wound therapy reduces incidence of postoperative wound infection and dehiscence after long-segment thoracolumbar spinal fusion: a single institutional experience. Spine J. 2014;14(12):2911-2917. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2014.04.011.

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Matsumoto T, Parekh SG. Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy on Closed Surgical Incision After Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot ankle Int. 2015;36(7):787-794. doi:10.1177/1071100715574934.

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Nherera L. Cost-effectiveness of single use negative pressure wound therapy system (sNPWT*) to reduce surgical site complications (SSC) in routine primary hip and knee replacements. SAWC Fall. 2016;(Poster).

6.

Karlakki SL, Hamad AK, Whittal C, Graham NM, Banerjee RD, Kuiper JH. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWT)in routine primary hip and knee arthroplasties: A randomised controlled trial. Bone Joint Res. 2016;5(8):328-337. doi:10.1302/2046-3758.58.BJR- 2016-0022.R1

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Witt-Majchrzak A, ?elazny P, Snarska J. Preliminary outcome of treatment of postoperative primarily closed sternotomy wounds treated using negative pressure wound therapy. Pol Przegl Chir. 2015;86(10):456-465. doi:10.2478/pjs-2014-0082.

Note: Some of the studies referenced above used PICO Soft Port, which is not cleared for use in the USA.

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