Part 3: critical appraisal of research
The answer to this question depends on the individual patient’s specific medical condition and the degree of pressure ulcer that needs to be treated. In general, clinical studies have shown that negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can reduce healing times for wounds compared to standard moist wound therapy.
However, these results are only seen in certain cases where NPWT is applied correctly and timely. Therefore, it is difficult to predict whether NPWT will improve the therapeutic process of a pressure ulcer within two months of hospitalization without assessing each individual case.