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Clinical results of new wound treatment

Kinetic Concepts : 12 November, 2013  (New Product)
VAC VeraFlo Instillation Therapy study results shows advantages over traditioinal NPWT
Clinical results of new wound treatment


Kinetic Concepts has announced that new clinical and scientific evidence has emerged supporting the effectiveness of VAC VeraFlo Instillation Therapy (NPWTi) compared to traditional VAC Therapy (NPWT). The studies showed reductions in the key metrics of hospital length of stay, time to wound closure and debridement costs with VAC VeraFlo Therapy compared to traditional NPWT. The findings were recently featured during three independent presentations at the Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference in Washington, DC as part of an unrestricted educational grant, and two presentations at a KCI-sponsored Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.



“This growing body of evidence builds a strong clinical and economic platform demonstrating potential advantages of using VAC VeraFlo Therapy over traditional VAC Therapy and further supports that VAC VeraFlo Therapy is changing how clinicians approach treating wounds,” said Joe Woody, president & CEO, KCI. “KCI is committed to, and invested in, the future of VAC VeraFlo Therapy as an alternate treatment option for customers and patients.”



Two studies presented separately by Paul Kim, DPM, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery and Director of Research, Center for Wound Healing, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and Allen Gabriel, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Centre, and Chief of Plastic Surgery, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Centre, Vancouver, Washington, showed reduction in operating room visits and a decrease in hospital length of stay and time to wound closure when using VAC VeraFlo Therapy with either Prontosan Wound Irrigation Solution or saline instillation compared to VAC Therapy in wounds that required hospital admission and surgical debridement.



“This is one of those things that comes along every decade or so that literally radically changes the way you treat your patients,” said Dr Kim.



Another study by Dr Gabriel reported a cost savings based on number of debridements and length of therapy when using VAC VeraFlo Therapy versus VAC Therapy.



Luc Teot, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery, Lapeyronie Hospital, Montpellier University Hospital, France, reported that in a study of 131 patients treated with VAC VeraFlo Therapy using saline, granulation tissue production was enhanced compared to conventional NPWT in terms of filling the dead space more rapidly and completely.



Dr Teot’s results are consistent with the results of a porcine study conducted by Chris Lessing, PhD, senior scientist, KCI, which compared, for the first time, VAC VeraFlo Therapy with saline to both continuous and non-continuous (intermittent) profiles of VAC Therapy. This pre-clinical study showed VAC VeraFlo Therapy with saline instillation formed thicker granulation tissue than continuous VAC Therapy and intermittent VAC Therapy modes after 7 days of therapy.



VAC VeraFlo Instillation Therapy (NPWTi) combines the benefits of VAC Therapy with automated solution distribution and removal.


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