Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

KCI Expands Surgical Incision Management Offering in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

KCI, an Acelity Company, today announced the availability of two additional PREVENA™ Therapy offerings in Europe: the PREVENA DUO™ Incision Management System with PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing – 13cm and PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ Incision Management System – 35cm. Both of the new introductions incorporate the proven clinical benefits of PREVENA™ Therapy, providing clinicians with solutions to meet the evolving needs of post-surgical incision management. PREVENA™ Therapy helps hold incision edges together and protects incisions from external infectious sources. The PREVENA DUO™ System is the first single use negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system designed specifically for the simultaneous management of two closed surgical incisions, configured to help reduce post-operative complications in bilateral procedures, such as vascular harvesting, breast reconstruction and orthopedic trauma surgeries.
PREVENA PLUS PEEL & PLACE™ System – 35cm is suitable for long incisions commonly used in revision surgery, while also providing higher exudate storage capacity. The PREVENA PLUS™ System offers the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy with improved versatility, portability, and flexibility.
Surgical site infections (SSIs) present a significant burden in Europe, with more than 500,000 cases in Europe each year.1 SSIs are associated with longer post-operative hospital stays, reduced patient quality of life, may necessitate additional surgical procedures, may require intensive care, and can result in higher morbidity and mortality.2 Infections, the most common surgical site complication, account for up to 20 percent of all of healthcare-associated infections and cost the NHS up to £700 million each year.3,4 Recently, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on PREVENA™ Incision Management System. The MIB assesses the most recent published evidence on the technology and surmises that PREVENA™ Therapy can lead to significantly reduced incision site complications in comparison to standard care dressings. Clinical specialists invited to add comment in the report also agreed that using PREVENA™ Therapy would likely lead to cost savings as a result of the reduction in surgical site complications (SSCs) and a reduced need for dressing changes.

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