New Evidence: for DFU & VLU treatment

PICO sNPWT outperforms tNPWT for DFU and VLU wound healing

A new randomised clinical trial demonstrated how the PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) performed better than traditional NPWT for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcersi1:

Relative reductions in wound areaii: (39.1%), depthiii (32.5%) and volumeiv (91.1%)1, compared to baseline

51% more closed wounds at 12 weeksv1

Wear time 3.4 days longer, with better overall patient satisfactionvi1

PICO sNPWT technology promotes the development of granulation tissue and epithelialisation*2, with a dressing incorporating our unique AIRLOCK Technology to evenly distribute therapeutic NPWT across a wider zone beyond the wound itself3.

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*As demonstrated in vivo/vitro.
i) 164 patients with lower extremity ulcers for more than 4 weeks. 104 with VLUs (2-36cm2), 60 with DFUs (0.5-10cm2). 63.4% male and 36.6% female, with a mean age of 61.5 years. ii) Wound area: p<0.001 (VLUs: p=0.007, DFUs: p=0.031) iii) Wound depth: p<0.014 iv) Wound volume: p<0.013 v) Wound closure: p=0.002 vi) Overall patient satisfaction: p=0.006

References: 1) Kirsner R, Dove C, Reyzelman A, Vayser D, Jaimes H. A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial on the efficacy of a single-use negative pressure wound therapy system, compared to traditional negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of chronic ulcers of the lower extremities. Wound Rep Regen, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/wrr.12727. 2) Brownhill R, Bell A, Hart J, Webster I & Huddleston E. Pre-clinical Assessment of a No-canister, Ultra-portable, Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT) System* in a Porcine Model of Wound Healing: Unlocking its Mode of Action. Poster presented at the Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Conference, 7-11 May 2019, San Antonio, Texas. 3) Smith & Nephew October 2017. Project Opal PICO 7 System Stability Testing, Initial Time Point. Internal Report. DS/17/253/R.
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