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Applying negative pressure therapy to deep pressure ulcers covered by soft necrotic tissue.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20455957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Negative pressure therapy was applied to 39 deep pressure ulcers covered by soft necrotic tissue. All of the wounds were so deep that there were bones or ligaments just beneath the soft necrotic tissue. They had already received several types of conservative therapy including a necrotomy for periods ranging from 1 to 72 months. The wounds were minimally debrided and put in an adequately wet environment with negative pressure. This environment was established by the application of a suction-dressing. All of these wounds showed clear wound beds within only 1 month. All of the wounds were successfully cured, either with or without a musculocutaneous flap. Negative pressure wound therapy is thus considered to be one of the choices for the management of non healing deep pressure ulcers covered by soft necrotic tissue.
Mitsuyuki Nakayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-04-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Wound J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  2010-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Kanoiwa Hospital, Yamanashi City, Yamanashi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Chronic Disease
Debridement / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy / instrumentation,  methods*
Pressure Ulcer / classification,  pathology*,  therapy*
Severity of Illness Index
Skin Care / methods
Surgical Flaps
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing

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