Treatment of the Open Abdomen with the Commercially Available Vacuum-Assisted Closure System in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis

@article{Wondberg2008TreatmentOT,
  title={Treatment of the Open Abdomen with the Commercially Available Vacuum-Assisted Closure System in Patients with Abdominal Sepsis},
  author={Daniela Wondberg and Hannes Jon Larusson and Ulrike Metzger and Augustenberger Platz and Urs Zingg},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={2724-2729}
}
Abdominal Vacuum-Assisted Closure (V.A.C.) systems for treatment of open abdomens have been predominantly used for trauma patients with a high primary fascial closure rate. Use of the V.A.C. technique in abdominal sepsis is less well established. All patients with abdominal sepsis and treatment with the abdominal V.A.C. system between 2004 and 2007 were prospectively assessed. End points were fascial closure, V.A.C.-related morbidity, and quality of life score (SF-36) at follow-up. Thirty… CONTINUE READING

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