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Advances in wound healing: topical negative pressure therapy.
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PMID:  15937199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In clinical practice many wounds are slow to heal and difficult to manage. The recently introduced technique of topical negative pressure therapy (TNP) has been developed to try to overcome some of these difficulties. TNP applies a controlled negative pressure to the surface of a wound that has potential advantages for wound treatment and management. Although the concept itself, of using suction in wound management is not new, the technique of applying a negative pressure at the surface of the wound is. This paper explores the origins and proposed mechanisms of action of TNP therapy and discusses the types of wounds that are thought to benefit most from use of this system.
S M Jones; P E Banwell; P G Shakespeare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1469-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-06     Completed Date:  2005-09-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Odstock Burns and Wound Healing Charitable Trust, Laing Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8BJ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Blood Flow Velocity
Chronic Disease
Clinical Protocols
Equipment Design
Occlusive Dressings*
Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation*
Suction / instrumentation
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / physiology*

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