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Negative-pressure wound therapy: a snapshot of the evidence

Topical negative pressure (TNP) is a mode of therapy used to encourage wound healing. It can be used as a primary treatment for chronic/complex wounds or as an adjunct to surgery. Based on the evidence to date, the clinical effectiveness of negative-pressure therapy is still unclear. Although case reports and retrospective studies have demonstrated enhanced wound healing in acute/traumatic wounds, chronic wounds, infected wounds, wounds secondary to diabetes mellitus, sternal wounds and lower limb wounds, there are very few randomised controlled trials, with unclear results.

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