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Effective use of negative pressure wound therapy provides quick wound-bed preparation and complete graft take in the management of chronic venous ulcers.
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PMID:  21992173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Venous ulcers are characterised by longstanding and recurrent loss of skin integrity. Once occurred, healing is slow and recurrence is high because of inappropriate conditions of the wound bed. This study involves 20 patients with chronic venous ulcers at least 6 weeks of duration treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Patients underwent a radical debridement of all devitalised tissues in the first operation. After adequate haemostasis, silver-impregnated polyurethane foam was applied. Once the wounds were determined to be clean and adequate granulation tissue formation was achieved, split-thickness skin grafts were applied. Black polyurethane foam was applied over them. All wounds completely healed without the need for further debridement or regrafting. The mean number of silver-impregnated foam dressing changes prior to grafting was 2·9 (one to eight changes). The mean number of NPWT foam changes was 2·6 after skin grafting (two to five changes). Two patients who did not use conservative treatments for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) after discharge from the hospital had recurrence of venous ulcers in the follow-up period. Application of NPWT provides quick wound-bed preparation and complete graft take in venous ulcer treatment.
Authors:
Onur Egemen; Ozay Ozkaya; Muhammed Besir Ozturk; Tolga Aksan; Cağdaş Orman; Mithat Akan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  International wound journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1742-481X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230907     Medline TA:  Int Wound J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and Medicalhelplines.com Inc.
Affiliation:
O Egemen, MD, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey O Ozkaya, MD, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey MB Ozturk, MD, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey T Aksan, MD, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey C Orman, MD, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey M Akan, Okmeydani Education and Research Hospital Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey.
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