VOLUME 40 - NUMBER 5 - 2019

NPWTid in the treatment of infected diabetic foot

  • Cestaro G., Fasolini F., Regusci L., Torre A., De Monti M.
  • Methods, Techniques, Drugs, 445-449
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  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with instillation therapy and dwelling time (NPWTid) represents a good tool to treat severely infected non-healing wounds. This topical treatment consists of negative pressure and retrograde instillation of antiseptic/antibiotic Romasolutions into the wound surface, to promote cleansing and consequently the healing process. We reported our initial experience (five cases) in the treatment of severely infected diabetic foot, that can be considered a life-threatening condition. In our case reports, patients presented with clinical signs and symptoms of severe sepsis. Our treatment based on multidisciplinary approach (surgical, NPWTid, interventional radiology, skin grafts) had satisfying results. NPWT represented an important support to treatment of these diabetic patients.

  • KEY WORDS: NPWTid - Diabetic foot - Non healing wounds.