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Evaluation of negative pressure vacuum-assisted system in acute and chronic wounds closure. Our experience.
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PMID:  23095568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Negative-pressure therapy or vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used in clinical applications since the 1940's and has increased in popularity over the past decade. This dressing technique consists of an open cell foam dressing put into the wound cavity, a vacuum pump produces a negative pressure and an adhesive drape. A controlled sub atmospheric pressure from 75 to 150 mmHg is applied. The vacuum-assisted closure has been applied by many clinicians to chronic wounds in humans; however it cannot be used as a replacement for surgical debridement. The initial treatment for every contaminated wound should be the necrosectomy. The VAC therapy has a complementary function and the range of its indications includes pressure sores, stasis ulcers, chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, post traumatic and post operative wounds, infected wounds such as necrotizing fasciitis or sternal wounds, soft-tissue injuries, bone exposed injuries, abdominal open wounds and for securing a skin graft. We describe our experience with the VAC dressing used to manage acute and chronic wounds in a series of 135 patients, with excellent results together with satisfaction of the patients.
S Chiummariello; G Guarro; A Pica; C Alfano
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Il Giornale di chirurgia     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0391-9005     ISO Abbreviation:  G Chir     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011768     Medline TA:  G Chir     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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