Laparostomy management using the ABThera™ open abdomen negative pressure therapy system in a grade IV open abdomen secondary to acute pancreatitis

@article{Fitzgerald2013LaparostomyMU,
  title={Laparostomy management using the ABThera{\texttrademark} open abdomen negative pressure therapy system in a grade IV open abdomen secondary to acute pancreatitis},
  author={James Edward Frankland Fitzgerald and Shradha Gupta and Sarah Masterson and H. H. Sigurdsson},
  journal={International Wound Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={10}
}
Wound control in laparostomy for the treatment of intra‐abdominal hypertension remains challenging and numerous techniques have been described. We report the first UK experience with a new commercially available device specifically designed to facilitate management of the open abdomen. A 44‐year‐old gentleman presented with a 3‐day history of constant severe epigastric pain and associated vomiting. Amylase was markedly elevated and he was admitted for supportive management of pancreatitis, with… 
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