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Friday 18 October 2019
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Topic: Wound care

December 11, 2018
The prospective RCT evaluated patients who underwent a bilateral breast reduction mammoplasty and demonstrated a significant reduction in wound healing complications within 21 days of surgery when treated with PICO versus standard care
Smith & Nephew has welcomed the publication of a new randomised controlled trial (RCT) demonstrating the effectiveness of PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) in reducing healing complications and improving the quality of scars following bilateral breast reduction mammoplasty.1
 
November 28, 2018
Incidence of infections were estimated to be lower when using Acticoat compared with other silver dressings

Smith & Nephew plc has announced the publication of a study in which its ACTICOAT™ Antimicrobial Barrier Dressing with nanocrystalline silver was estimated in a health economic model to save costs compared with other silver dressings in the management of partial thickness burns.

November 22, 2018
This is the first sNPWT system to include an innovative integrated Y extension enabling the utilisation of two dressings concurrently from one pump, in practice allowing for two wounds to be addressed at the same time, thereby potentially reducing cost

Smith & Nephew has announced the European launch of the new PICO 7Y Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) with AIRLOCK™ Technology.

 

November 22, 2018
PICO is suitable for use in both hospital and community settings, and is approved for a number of indications, including surgically closed incision sites

Smith & Nephew has welcomed the publication of a new study which concludes that PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (sNPWT) significantly reduced surgical site infections (SSIs) compared with standard dressings in high-risk obese women undergoing caesarean section.1

Wound exudate was also significantly reduced with PICO sNPWT use.1

June 19, 2018
This is the first and only innovation briefing published by NICE on an NPWT device for preventing SSCs
Smith & Nephew has announced that the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a Medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on the use of PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (sNPWT).
 
The MIB reports the prophylactic use of PICO as a potentially more effective alternative to standard surgical dressings in the prevention of surgical site complications (SSCs). This is the first and only MIB published by NICE on an NPWT device for preventing SSCs.
 
July 13, 2017
Leading specialists at the ICPIC congress came together to discuss the issue of SSIs and recent guidelines regarding the use of triclosan-coated sutures in all types of surgery

Ethicon has joined leading wound closure specialists to discuss recommendations to ease the burden of surgical site infections (SSIs) on patients and costs to healthcare systems across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

February 23, 2016
UK’s fastest growing wound care business secures exclusive use of revolutionary technology

Crawford Healthcare, the international advanced wound and skin care company based in the UK, has announced a deal with Canadian advanced materials developer Exciton Technologies for the exclusive rights to its ground breaking Silver Oxysalt Technology.

The deal helps establish Crawford Healthcare’s leadership in the global healthcare market in terms of aggressive antimicrobial wound treatment – a major component in the fight against antibiotic resistance.

April 1, 2014
About 230 international experts from 30 countries, from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Japan and Australia convened in Frankfurt, Germany and shared new evidence on the mode of action for NPWT and how it can be used to prevent surgical site complications, including infections
Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, has announced the conclusion of the 5th International Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Expert Meeting.  About 230 international experts from 30 countries, from Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East, Japan and Australia convened in Frankfurt, Germany between 21-22 March. The experts shared new evidence on the mode of action for NPWT and how it can be used to prevent surgical site complications (SSC), including infections. 
 
February 13, 2014
The Bone and Joint Research journal has published a paper reviewing the evidence for the preventive use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) on surgical incisions
Smith & Nephew has announced that the Bone and Joint Research (BJR) journal has published a paper reviewing the evidence for the preventive use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) on surgical incisions.
 
Drawn from a comprehensive review of 33 published papers, the evidence shows a reduced incidence of wound healing complications after NPWT for three to five days post surgery. 
 
January 23, 2014
A UK-based manufacturer of advanced wound care products has announced the expansion of its European portfolio with the opening of a new company in the Netherlands.
A UK-based manufacturer of advanced wound care products has announced the expansion of its European portfolio with the opening of a new company in the Netherlands.
 
Advancis Medical, which already has operations in the UK, France, Germany and the US, has now opened a company in Kampen – Advancis Medical Nederland.
 
The wound care market in the Netherlands is currently worth about €100 million, but like most healthcare systems across the globe, the Dutch healthcare sector is seeing significant changes driven by a need to re
March 20, 2013
Liverpool’s Spire Hospital is using a new technology to heal chronic wounds.
Liverpool's Spire Hospital is using a new technology to heal chronic wounds.
 
Around 200,000 people at any one time suffer from chronic wounds which have difficulty healing, costing the NHS around £2.3b–£3.1bn per year (Posnett and Franks, 2008).
 
A new technology is now being used by Spire which uses a pump to seal the wound in an air tight dressing then applies negative pressure to the wound underneath, all speeding up the healing process.