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