Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Medela adds NPWT pumps

Medela adds NPWT pumps

Medela announced the addition of the Invia® Motion™-15-Days and Invia®Motion™-Endure personal pumps to its Negative Pressure Wound Therapy line.

NPWT may boost social life for wound care patients: report

NPWT may boost social life for wound care patients: report

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Negative pressure wound therapy may increase a patient's quality of life in the short-term, a study has found, although researchers acknowledge further investigation is needed.

Wound case to end with a $280M deal

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Kinetic Concepts Inc. will make $280 million in payments over three years to Wake Forest University Health Services in a legal settlement.

Doctors promote NPWT for seniors' post-surgery care

Doctors promote NPWT for seniors' post-surgery care

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Negative pressure wound therapy holds promise for most seniors following a surgery, according to experts at the International Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Expert Meeting.

Ask the treatment expert ... about timing negative pressure wound therapy

Ask the treatment expert ... about timing negative pressure wound therapy

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Can you give me some guidelines regarding when I should start negative pressure wound therapy and when it should be discontinued?

Thomas: Additional pressure ulcer research trials a must

Thomas: Additional pressure ulcer research trials a must

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Nursing homes should adopt evidence-based approaches to pressure ulcer prevention and treatment, but significantly more research is needed to support this goal, a professor of geriatric medicine said in November.

KCI receives negative-pressure system clearance

Kinetic Concepts Inc. recently received FDA clearance for its V.A.C. Via Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System.

DME bidding saved 37%

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A second group of contracts in a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment items showed savings of more than one-third, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Noble Biomaterials renews relationship with KCI Manufacturing

Noble Biomaterials, Inc. announced it renewed an exclusive strategic relationship with KCI Manufacturing, an affiliate of Kinetic Concepts Inc., for the company's V.A.C.® GranuFoam Silver® Dressing.

Ask the treatment expert ... about negative pressure wound therapy

Ask the treatment expert ... about negative pressure wound therapy

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Q: What are your thoughts on accelerating wound healing in chronic wounds with adjunctive therapies? A: With chronic wounds, the healing process is slowed or in some cases, completely stalled. Therefore, the healing time exceeds four weeks. Some examples of chronic wounds include pressure ulcers, vascular ulcers and ulcers related to inflammatory diseases.

Nurse Rosie Products unveils new pump

Nurse Rosie Products unveils new pump

Nurse Rosie Products recently unveiled a negative pressure wound therapy pump.

NPWT yields positive results for patients

NPWT yields positive results for patients

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy ("NPWT") is one of the oldest forms of medicinal therapy used to heal the human body. Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the use of this therapy.

CMS: Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment expanding after successful first year

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to offer more than 14,500 contracts in the second round of its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment and supplies.

FDA approval for portable wound care device

FDA approval for portable wound care device

Now that the Food & Drug Administration has approved Smith and Nephew's PICO device for the treatment of wounds, the firm is hoping the pocket-sized device delivers a big payoff. The portable single-use negative pressure wound therapy system consists of a disposable, one-button pump, attached to a dressing which allows for fluid to be absorbed through the dressing. Canisters are not needed and the dressing can be worn up to seven days.

Smith & Nephew wound therapy device violates KCI patent, jury determines

Kinetic Concepts Inc. scored a legal victory Wednesday in its ongoing battle with Smith & Nephew over the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. A Texas jury sided with KCI in a patent infringement lawsuit.

FDA alerts healthcare providers about negative pressure wound therapy

The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about deaths and serious complications associated with the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).