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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2013 Dec;26(12):562-5. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000434518.86905.8a.

Wound healing and cost-saving benefits of combining negative-pressure wound therapy with silver.

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  • 1Jeffrey C. Karr, DPM, is a podiatrist; Fernando Loret de Mola, MD, is a physician; Tri Pham, MD, is a physician; and Leslie Tooke, RN, is a registered nurse, all at The Wound Care Center at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Florida.


A 20-patient case series is presented, demonstrating the incorporation of a silver antimicrobial negative-pressure dressing and a negative-pressure wound therapy device for improved healing outcomes, decreased nursing time expenditure, and decreased cost expenditure.

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