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EWMA Document: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Overview, Challenges and Perspectives

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EWMA Document: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. Overview, Challenges and Perspectives

Type
Guideline
Topics
Acute Wounds, Chronic Wounds, Complex Wounds, NPWT
Language
EN
Publication Year
2017
Author(s)
Jan Apelqvist et al.
published in
EWMA / Journal of Woundcare

Summary

An increasing number of papers on the effect of NPWT are being published.

However, due to the low evidence level the treatment remains controversial from the policy maker and health-care system’s points of view - particularly with regard to evidence-based medicine.

In response EWMA has established an interdisciplinary working group to describe the present knowledge with regard to NPWT and provide overview of its implications for organisation of care, documentation, communication, patient safety, and health economic aspects.

Authors

Jan Apelqvist et al.
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital of Malmö, 205 02 Malmö, Sweden, Division for Clinical Sciences, University of Lund, 221 00 Lund, Sweden;

Citation reference

Apelqvist, J., Willy, C., Fagerdah, A.M. et al.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy – overview, challenges and perspectives. J Wound Care 2017; 26: 3, Suppl 3, S1–S113

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