A simple way to monitor the seal in the domestic negative-pressure wound therapy dressing

  • K S Amouzou University of Lomé
  • A E L Youssoufi Hassan II University
  • T E Kouevi-Koko University of Lomé

Abstract

Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become a key tool in the management of wounds of all aetiologies around the world.1 In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) the commercial device is not yet affordable for patients and healthcare institutions. These centres turned to domestic custom-made negative-pressure wound therapy.2,3 The issue with the domestic NPWT was the way to monitor the seal of the dressing and determine the amount of negative pressure delivered to the wound.

Author Biographies

K S Amouzou, University of Lomé

Department of Surgery, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo

A E L Youssoufi, Hassan II University

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

T E Kouevi-Koko, University of Lomé

Department of Surgery, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo

Published
2019-12-10
Section
Letters to the Editor