The Cureus Journal of Medical Science is proud to introduce the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation and Dwell: Clinical Results in Cleansing and Removal of Infectious Material with Novel Dressings publishing competition.
Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell (NPWTi-d) combines the benefits of NPWT with controlled delivery of topical solutions and suspensions over the wound bed reducing edema and promoting perfusion and granulation tissue formation. When used with novel dressings such as reticulated open-celled foam with through holes (ROCF-CC), the combination facilitates the removal of thick exudate and infectious material, such as fibrin and slough, providing a wound cleansing option for clinicians when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate.
To encourage continued research and knowledge sharing focused on recent advances to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with Instillation, we are seeking the following:
- Case reports and case series that explore and document clinical results of NPWTi-d using novel dressings
- Original articles analyzing NPWTi-d using novel dressings on clinical efficacy, length-of-stay, patient comfort and patient compliance
- Technical reports outlining and evaluating procedural experience and practice knowledge using NPWTi-d technology with novel dressings
To foster educational awareness, our goal is to share the results with the broad surgical community worldwide. To encourage dissemination, all published materials will be Open Access and indexed with PubMed Central. We encourage any clinicians in the wound therapy field to contribute!
Program administration has been enabled through the financial support of KCI, an Acelity company. Article selection, editorial review, peer review, publication and competition winner determination are strictly independent of the sponsor.
Peer Review Panel
All article submissions will undergo an independent pre-publication peer review conducted by a world-class team of experts.
Brett CristM.D. | Orthopaedics
Director, Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO, USA
Valerie J. MessinaR.N. | Miscellaneous
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Memorialcare Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, CA, USA
Windy ColeAssociate Professor | Podiatry
Director of Wound Care Research, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
Laurie PunchM.D., Associate Professor | Surgery
Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA
Paul J. KimM.Sc. | Podiatry
Department of Plastic Surgery’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., USA
Wayne A. LeeM.D. | Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Surgery, Methodist Hospital System San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Elizabeth FaustN.P. | Miscellaneous
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Care / Nursing Administration, Reading Health System, Reading, USA
Dennis OrgillM.D., Ph.D., Professor | Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Kerry ThibodeauxM.D. | Internal Medicine
The Wound Treatment Center, Opelousas, LA, USA
Philip Wrotslavsky| Podiatry
Surgery, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA | Surgery, Pomerado Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA
Ravi A. KariaM.D. | Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Leo C. DeRosierM.D. | Plastic Surgery
Southeastern Plastic Surgery, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Luis G. FernandezM.D., Professor | Surgery
Surgery, Trauma Surgery,Surgical Critical Care,Trauma Wound Care, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler,Texas, USA | Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery, University of Texas School of Medicine-Tyler, Tyler,Texas, USA | Surgery, Trauma Surgery,Surgical Critical Care,Trauma Wound Care, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston,Texas, USA | Dept. of Medical Education,Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth,Texas, USA
Lindsey M. WaddellN.P. | Miscellaneous
Acute Care, Skyline Medical Canter, Nashville TN, USA
Julie WestP.A. | Plastic Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
Casey ThomasD.O. | Surgery
Acute Care Surgery, Salt Lake Surgical Services, Layton, UT, USA
Kersten ReiderR.N. | Miscellaneous
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Care / Nursing Administration, Reading Health System, Reading, USA
Sigrid Blome-EberweinM.D., Associate Professor | Plastic Surgery
Reginal Burn Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, PA, USA
Evan MiniorN.P. | Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
John C. LantisM.D. | Surgery
Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA
Mark KaplanM.D. | Surgery
General Surgery and Trauma / Acute Care, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
John D. ThomasM.D., Fellow Physician | Internal Medicine
Wound Care, Solutions Medical Group, Humble, TX, USA
Kirsten L. SmithM.D. | Surgery
Wound Care, Methodist Hospital San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Animesh AgarwalM.D., Professor | Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics, University Hospital, San Antonio, TX, USA
Lee KirkseyM.D. | Cardiac/Thoracic/Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Ralph J. Napolitano, Jr., DPM, CWSP, FACFASAssistant Professor | Podiatry
Poditary, OrthoNeuro, New Albany, USA
The entry period is now closed. Competition entries appear below as they are published. Now is your chance to score and discuss these articles. Remember, prizes will be awarded to the three highest-scoring articles!
Competition entry and article submission is entirely free. All submitted work must be previously unpublished. Eligible entries include original articles, case reports and technical reports.
All articles must be submitted and formatted via the template-driven, self-publishing Cureus platform. Authors are encouraged to include supporting animations and videos within their article submissions. Reference limits vary by article type. For additional information on publishing with Cureus, please refer to our Author Guide.
- All clinical studies must be compliant with applicable regulatory, ethics / IRB, and other rules governing protection of human subjects.
- All non-clinical studies must be compliant with applicable AAUC, AAALAC, and other related regulations.
- This program is not intended to promote or otherwise encourage unapproved, un-cleared use of products or any product for unapproved new use.
- This program in no way promotes or purports to encourage any research that is not in compliance with any local, federal, or other applicable governing laws.
Statement of Independence
- Cureus Publishing Competitions are intended to encourage medical discovery and document clinical experiences – be they positive, negative, or neutral – and foster broader educational outreach through Open Access publication that is free to both authors and readers.
- Article submissions must adhere to the described “call for articles” and are open to any and all related manufacturer or vendor technologies.
- As a firewall to ensure objective and credible science, article selection, editorial review, peer review and publication are strictly independent of the sponsoring company.
- Winning articles are determined exclusively via peer review panel and community crowdsourced scoring. Neither the sponsoring company, nor Cureus, can determine the competition outcome.
Winning Article Awards
Three Cureus Scientific Excellence™ prizes will be awarded to the published articles that receive the highest Cureus SIQ™ (Scholarly Impact Quotient™) score:
- $5,000 USD for 1st place
- $2,000 USD for 2nd place
- $1,000 USD for 3rd place
Subsequent to a formal editorial and peer review, published articles undergo SIQ scoring - Cureus’ unique crowdsourced, secondary peer-review process. In addition to measuring engagement, SIQ allows the community-at-large to rate the quality of individual articles. Reviewers assign scores from 1 to 10 on criteria including clarity and rationale, clinical importance, study design and methods, data analysis, novelty of conclusions and quality of presentation.
Aggregated community SIQ scores allow clinicians and researchers to quickly assess article quality in a manner similar to that of Amazon® and Yelp® community reviews.
Eligible articles must receive a minimum of 5 scores. (A Cureus user can assign only one score per article.) As engagement and scoring is critical to winning, authors are highly encouraged to share their published articles via social media and email.
Sunshine Act Reporting
Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act requires applicable manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies to report payments or other transfers of value made to physicians and teaching hospitals. For winning article and referral awards paid to “covered recipients,” award fees shall be supplied to KCI for subsequent Sunshine Act reporting.
- Tuesday, July 10, 2018 – Competition begins; articles may now be submitted.
- Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – Article submission deadline @ 5:00 pm PT
- Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Peer review of all eligible articles concludes @ 5:00 pm PT.
- Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – Crowdsourced scoring (SIQ) complete @ 5:00 pm PT.
- Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Winning articles announced