Which is the contaminated NPWT system?
Visualize bacteria with the MolecuLight i:X™

Standard Imaging ModeTM Standard-Imaging-Mode-Wound-1 optimizing-npwt-treatment-selection-standard-npwt-device-under-dressing-top
Fluorescence Imaging ModeTM

Wound 1 Absence of red color suggests no bacteria present (later confirmed via swabs
Wound 1
Absence of red color suggests no bacteria present (later confirmed via swabs

Wound 2 Presence of bacteria indicated by red color (later confirmed via swabs)
Wound 2
Presence of bacteria indicated by red color (later confirmed via swabs)

 
Wound 1
Wound 2
Wound Etiology
  • Pectoral necrotizing fasciitis
  • Sacral Pressure Ulcer (3 weeks)
Patient’s General Care Paradigm
  • NPWT, changed every 3 days
  • NPWT, changed every 3 days
Confirmed Lab Pathologies
  • Swabs from next dressing change were negative for bacteria
  • Swabs confirmed heavy growth of E. coli, Enterococcus faecalis, and Staphylococcus aureus
Clinician Stated Utility of the MolecuLight i:X
  • No bacteria observed, wound bed left undisturbed for another 24 hours
  • Detected widespread bacteria after only 2 days, prompting early dressing change and re-evaluation of patient’s treatment plan.
Images provided by Rose Raizman, RN-EC, MSc, Scarborough & Rouge Hospital, ON, Canada
MolecuLight Clinical Case 0041.