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Negative pressure wound therapy: Low cost machines and local adaptations

As defined by Wikipedia, “Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds.” (1) This therapy was discovered at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Salem, NC (USA) in 1990, while researchers were studying stress to tissues…. 

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Cost-effective method for treating diabetic foot: Improved healing lessens need for lower-limb amputation

Investigators at Karunya Rural Community Hospital and at Karunya University in Tamil Nadu have developed a cost-effective method of effectively treating diabetic foot with vacuum therapy, using a locally-developed vacuum suction system and recycled materials. Diabetic foot is a complication in about 15% of patients with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and… 

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