Negative Pressure Wound Therapy clinical trials at UC Davis
1 research study open to eligible people
Standard wound closure with/without incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT) in high risk patients having panniculectomy
“Is surgical wound healing complications, pain, and scarring improved with incisional negative pressure wound therapy (INPWT)?”
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Incisional negative pressure therapy (INPWT) has previously been shown in certain patient populations to decrease wound healing complications, decrease the rate of hematomas and seromas, as well as have better scar quality. We have found a group of patients, those who have panniculectomies in preparation for renal transplant, with significantly higher rates of wound healing complications. We believe the best way to demonstrate benefits of incisional negative pressure wound therapy will be in this group of patients known to have significantly higher rates of wound complications.