Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Medela announced the addition of the Invia® Motion™-15-Days and Invia®Motion™-Endure personal pumps to its Negative Pressure Wound Therapy line.
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.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. will make $280 million in payments over three years to Wake Forest University Health Services in a legal settlement.
Negative pressure wound therapy holds promise for most seniors following a surgery, according to experts at the International Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Expert Meeting.
Can you give me some guidelines regarding when I should start negative pressure wound therapy and when it should be discontinued?
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.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. recently received FDA clearance for its V.A.C. Via Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System.
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, 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.
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 recently unveiled a negative pressure wound therapy pump.
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 yearJanuary 31, 2013
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).