Tom A Wolvos

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Presented is a patient with a tumor containing elements from two germ layers. It was associated within the patient's thyroid gland (located in a benign adenoma), but since the elements were widely separated from each other the tumor could not be classified as a teratoma or hamartoma. To our knowledge no similar tumor has been described. The interesting(More)
Complex wounds pose a considerable burden to patients and the health-care system. The development of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has revolutionised the treatment of these wounds. NPWT helps create a favourable wound healing environment by removing infectious material, decreasing oedema and promoting perfusion and granulation tissue formation.(More)
Traditional negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has revolutionized the treatment of complex wounds for nearly 20 years. A decade ago, a modification of the original system added intermittent automated instillation of topical wound irrigation solutions to traditional negative pressure wound therapy. This combined therapy, termed negative pressure wound(More)
Over the last decade Vacuum Assisted Closure((R)) (KCI Licensing, Inc., San Antonio, TX) has been established as an effective wound care modality for managing complex acute and chronic wounds. The therapy has been widely adopted by many institutions to treat a variety of wound types. Increasingly, the therapy is being used to manage infected and critically(More)
Tolerance to hapten-specific antibody formation and delayed hypersensitivity was examined in adult rabbits. The azobenzenearsonate (ABA) or sulfonate-specific antibody response to hapten-hemocyanin immunogens was suppressed by deaggregated hapten-rabbit IgG conjugates given 21 and 14 days before challenge. High affinity antibody was preferentially(More)
Negative pressure wound therapy uses a reticulated sponge and subatmospheric pressure to facilitate healing of a variety of wounds. The therapy appears to assist wound healing by decreasing wound bacterial burden and edema while facilitating granulation tissue formation. The latest development in negative pressure wound therapy allows clinicians to instill(More)
  • Tom A Wolvos
  • Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and…
  • 2013
UNLABELLED Introduction. This small pilot study introduces initial clinical experience with a system combining negative pressure wound therapy and negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWT/NPWTi, V.A.C. ULTA™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, KCI USA, Inc, San Antonio, TX). MATERIALS AND METHODS The NPWT system with instillation(More)
 A case series was conducted to evaluate the clinical experience with a new hydroconductive wound dressing, that appears to help facilitate the removal of necrotic tissue and other deterrents to wound healing while preserving healthy granulation tissue in a wound. Eight patients were treated with the dressing which has a proprietary technology that(More)
BACKGROUND Negative-pressure wound therapy with instillation is increasingly utilized as an adjunct therapy for a wide variety of wounds. Despite its growing popularity, there is a paucity of evidence and lack of guidance to provide effective use of this therapy. METHODS A panel of experts was convened to provide guidance regarding the appropriate use of(More)
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