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dc.contributor.authorPereira, Rui Pedro Gomespor
dc.contributor.authorCainé, Joãopor
dc.contributor.authorRito, Mariapor
dc.description.abstractBackground: Wound healing is a complex process which results in the demand for repair and restoration of the functionality of the tissues. The failure of this process presents as a challenge raising the need to search for new techniques to treat the wound. Methods: We conducted a systematic review through several databases and repositories, using the MeSH terms: "negative pressure/NPWT/vacuum assisted closure/VAC/VAC therapy/wound healing/chronic wounds/moist wound healing”. The selection criteria were based on relevance, methodology and current level of evidence. Results: The study provides a quantitative comparison of negative pressure wound therapy and moist wound healing in chronic wounds, using data about the healing time and variations in the dimension of wounds. Discussion: Data analysis indicates the negative pressure therapy as the most effective in reducing the size of the wound, thus allowing shorter total healing as compared with moist wound healing. Conclusion: There is evidence supporting negative pressure wound therapy’s efficacy but it is important to carry out further experimental studies for evaluating the effectiveness of its wider implementation.por
dc.subjectNegative pressure therapypor
dc.subjectCrhonic woundspor
dc.subjectMoist wound healingpor
dc.titleNegative pressure therapy vs. moist wound healing in chronic wounds: A systematic reviewpor
oaire.citationConferenceDate21 - 22 Nov. 2013por
oaire.citationConferencePlaceGranada, Espanhapor
oaire.citationTitleI Congreso Virtual, IX Reunión Internacional de Enfermería Basada en la Evidenciapor
dc.subject.fosCiências Médicas::Ciências da Saúdepor
sdum.conferencePublicationI Congreso Virtual, IX Reunión Internacional de Enfermería Basada en la Evidenciapor
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