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Acta Vulnologica 2012 June;10(2):57-66


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Therapeutic possibilities of portable NPWT. Initial multidisciplinary observation with the negative pressure therapy device

Canonico S. 1, Campitiello F. 1, Della Corte A. 1, Padovano V. 1, Giannini S. 2, Luciani D. 2, Capra P. 2, Brambilla R. 3, Mazzei S. 3, Deotto L. 3, Chiarenza S. 3, Corbetta F. 3, Romanelli M. 4, Dini V. 4, Barbanera S. 4, Gasperini S. 4

1 Unit of General and Geriatic Surgery, Department of General and Specialistic Surgery, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; 2 Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology 2, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna, Italy; 3 Vulnology Center, Zucchi Clinical Institute, Monza, Italy; 4 Dermatologic Clinic, Section of Wound Healing, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Aim. The aim of this paper was to present a study carried out with the new mobile device for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) (Smith & Nephew srl, Agrate Brianza, Milan, Italy) either in the area of surgery, orthopedics and general surgery, and in the wound healing field.
Methods. Twenty-two patients belonging to different disciplines have been enrolled for four weeks.
Results. Results are very encouraging.
Conclusions. Aware that the patients included in the study are too few to have a definite conclusions, we focus on the necessity to widespread and answer the question that the study group has developed in the article in order to propose a new algorithm which takes into account an appropriate use of NPWT mobile.

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