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Topical negative pressure therapy: current concepts and practice.

Malahias, M and Hindocha, S and Saedi, F and McArthur, P (2012) Topical negative pressure therapy: current concepts and practice. Journal of perioperative practice, 22 (10). pp. 328-32. ISSN 1750-4589. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Research into topical negative pressure therapy (TNPT) started in 1989 with Dr Louis Argenta and Prof Michael Morykwas of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, USA. In 1997, Morykwas and Argenta concluded that TNPT both enhanced granulation tissue formation and helped bacterial clearance, through the actions of negative pressure Armstrong and Lavery confirmed this in 2005, concluding that TNPT therapy was promoting the development of granulation tissue. Numerous other studies have proved that TNPT is beneficial for a myriad of other wounds including: sternotomy wounds, extensive de-gloving injuries, various soft tissue injuries prior to surgical closure, skin grafting, pressure sores, leg ulcers, sacral pressure ulcers, acute traumatic soft tissue defects, and soft tissue defects following rigid stabilisation of lower extremity fractures. This review aims to summarise the clinical and scientific concepts of TNPT and its future applications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care > General Surgery
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 10:05
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2014 10:05
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/397

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