Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal 2018-04-01T14:27:10+02:00 Wojciech Francuzik Open Journal Systems <p>Diamond Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal focused on the use of vacuum therapy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Charcot foot (neuropathic arthropathy) in diabetes as a "special needs foot". Case report of an efficient negative pressure wound therapy use. 2018-04-01T08:21:27+02:00 Bartosz Cybułka <p>Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder of carbohydrate metabolism. If left untreated, or improperly treated for many years, diabetes leads to multiple organ complications. One of the serious consequences of the disease is damage to the peripheral and autonomic nerves known as diabetic neuropathy. The most advanced form of neuropathy, leading to damage to the structures of the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot, is the so called Charcot foot, or neuropathic osteoarthropathy. Irreversible damage to the structures of the foot affects between 0,1% and 7.5% of patients with diabetes.</p> <p>The optimal care for that form of foot damage is still a subject to debate. Available methods of caring for Charcot foot include invasive orthopedic treatment and conservative treatment. The use of negative pressure woudn therapy may be an effective, as well as transitional, way of managing Charcot foot.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2018-04-01T01:15:51+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Negative pressure wound therapy in a chronic radiation dermatitis of the scalp. 2018-04-01T08:21:28+02:00 Tomasz Banasiewicz Wojciech Francuzik <p>-</p> 2018-04-01T01:14:53+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## A A simple and low-cost technique of creating a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) machine on the example of a severe phlegmon of lower limb in lower socio-economic area. 2018-04-01T14:27:10+02:00 Marcin Kiszka Filip Kazubski Magdalena Maj, lek. Tomasz Banasiewicz, prof. dr hab. <p><span style="margin: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman',serif; font-size: 12pt;">The Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is an approved method of healing lower extremity ulcers of various origin, accelerating the wound closure process, thus decreasing the hospital-stay time and lowering the cost of the treatment. Although it is scarcely needed in developing countries such as Kenya, there is a lack of official supplier of the NPWT equipment. We present an improvised method of constructing a reliable and effective NPWT dressing form widely available tools in a case of treating a post-traumatic phlegmon in a HIV-positive patient.</span></p> 2018-04-01T00:00:00+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##