Macroscopic changes during negative pressure wound therapy of the open abdomen using conventional negative pressure wound therapy and NPWT with a protective disc over the intestines

@inproceedings{Lindstedt2011MacroscopicCD,
  title={Macroscopic changes during negative pressure wound therapy of the open abdomen using conventional negative pressure wound therapy and NPWT with a protective disc over the intestines},
  author={Sandra Lindstedt and Malin Malmsj{\"o} and Johan Hansson and J. Joanna Hlebowicz and Richard Ingemansson},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundHigher closure rates of the open abdomen have been reported with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) than with other wound management techniques. However, the method has occasionally been associated with increased development of fistulae. We have previously shown that NPWT induces ischemia in the underlying small intestines close to the vacuum source, and that a protective disc placed between the intestines and the vacuum source prevents the induction of ischemia. In the present… CONTINUE READING
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