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PICO devicePICO™ is a revolutionary single use, canister free NPWT system.


On a closed incision such as a C-section, the PICO system holds the edges of the incision together1,2, and is a proven effective intervention to reduce the risk of infection3 and other complications such as haematoma. 4,5

In a recent study, PICO was used on patients who were deemed to be high risk (high BMI) to reduce infections following C-section surgery.  The hospital during this time experienced no readmissions for these high risk patients and a 50% reduction in SSI rates post-surgery within the same group.  Data was collated through post-discharge surveillance with patients monitored for 30 days post operatively. 3

Having performed a skilled procedure, every surgeon wants to protect their patient from post C-section complications.  PICO makes it possible.

References

1. Hudson D, Adams K, Huyssteen A, Martin M & Huddleston E. (2013). Simplified negative pressure wound therapy: clinical evaluation of an ultraportable, no-canister system.
2. Leak K. A case series appraisal of a single use NPWT system in secondary care.  Poster presented at Wounds UK, Harrogate, 2011.
3. Bullough L, Wilkinson D. Changing wound care protocols to reduce post-operative Caesarean section complications. (Presented at Wounds UK Annual Conference, Harrogate 2012).
4.Pellino G et al. (2013). Effects of a new pocket device for negative pressure wound therapy on surgical wounds of patients affected with Crohn's disease: a pilot trial.
5. Canonico S et al. (2012). Therapeutic possibilities of portable NPWT. Initial multidisciplinary observation with the negative pressure therapy device. 

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