[Single-use negative pressure wound therapy for acute and chronic wounds]

Klappenbach R, Ciapponi A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001510
Original Title: Terapia por presión negativa de un solo uso para heridas agudas y crónicas
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Moderate-quality evidence suggests that single-use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) versus standard care for preventing complications in closed wounds reduce dehiscence and superficial infection of closed postoperative wounds, although the evidence on the impact of this benefit in time to healing, hospital length of stay or esthetic outcomes is of very low quality and does not allow drawing conclusions on these outcomes. Low-quality evidence on single-use versus conventional NPWT for the treatment of chronic open wounds (vein and diabetic ulcers) suggests that the efficacy of both technologies might be similar and that single-use NPWT would only provide some minor benefits due to its better portability. Very low quality evidence on single-use NPT in acute open wounds does not allow drawing conclusion on the efficacy and safety of this technology for this indication. The clinical practice guidelines do not mention single-use NPWT, and the coverage policies do not cover or mention these technologies. The cost-effectiveness of single-use NPWT is not known in Argentina.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Wound Healing
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Surgical Wound Dehiscence
  • Surgical Wound Infection
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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