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Does negative pressure wound therapy influence subjacent bacterial growth? A systematic review

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Background: Negative pressure wound therapy is a ubiquitous wound management resource. The influence of NPWT on the bacterial bioburden of the subjacent wound remains unclear. We sought to examine the evidence.

Datasources: MEDLINE, Embase, PubMed, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched for articles quantitatively evaluating bacterial load under NPWT.

Results: Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria inclu...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.bjps.2017.05.027

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Journal website
Volume:
70
Issue:
8
Pages:
1028-1037
Publication date:
2017-05-22
Acceptance date:
2017-05-10
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EISSN:
1878-0539
ISSN:
1748-6815
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697361
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pubs:697361
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uuid:330f997a-02d2-4170-aaff-ab1932a08e3d
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pubs:697361
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2017-05-26

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