Use of Reticulated Open Cell Foam Dressings With Through Holes During Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation and Dwell Time

A Large Case Study

Luis G. Fernández, MD, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS; Marc R. Matthews, MD, MS, MC, FACS; Cynthia Ellman, RN, BSN, CWOCN; Patricia Jackson, BSN, RN, CWOCN; David H. Villarreal, MD, FACS; Scott Norwood, MD, FACS, FCCM


Wounds. 2020;32(10):279-282. 

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The small number of patients and the retrospective, non-comparative design are limitations of this study. However, in line with previously published literature, patient outcomes indicated a reduction of thick exudate and increase in granulation tissue development following NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC dressing use. Future studies with increased patient numbers and a control group are needed to fully assess the impact of NPWTi-d with ROCF-CC dressing use on clinical and health economic outcomes.