AHRQ Study: Insufficient Evidence About Value of Negative-Pressure Therapy for Chronic Wound Care at Home
Existing evidence is insufficient to draw conclusions about the efficacy and safety of negative-pressure wound therapy for the treatment of chronic wounds in the home setting, an AHRQ-funded study has concluded. While the use of such therapy is increasing, the researchers identified multiple gaps in research. The primary one is a need for standardized methods to define wound eligibility, outcome measures and interventions. The article and abstract, “Negative Pressure Therapy Technologies for Chronic Wound Care in the Home Setting,” appeared online April 2 in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration.
Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Apr 2. doi: 10.1111/wrr.12295. [Epub ahead of print]
Negative pressure wound therapy technologies for chronic wound care in the home setting: A systematic review.
© 2015 by the Wound Healing Society.
arterial ulcers; chronic wounds; diabetic foot ulcers; negative pressure wound therapy; pressure ulcers; venous insufficiency ulcers
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