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Negative pressure wound therapy overlay technique with collagen dressings for nonhealing wounds.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20838320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Our clinical experience suggests that the effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy is enhanced by adding collagen alginate to the dressing regimen, applying foam over areas that are undermined or tunneled, and approximating and securing wound edges prior to applying foam.
CASES: The use of this combined technique is described in 4 cases, including 2 patients with spinal cord injury and category IV pressure ulcers and 2 patients with extensive postsurgical wounds.
CONCLUSION: Our outcomes demonstrate the feasibility of this technique and suggest that patients with significant wound size benefit from adding collagen alginate to negative pressure wound therapy and by applying foam over areas that are undermined or tunneled and/or approximating and securing wound edges prior to applying foam.
Mary Arnold-Long; Richard Johnson; LuAnn Reed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society / WOCN     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1528-3976     ISO Abbreviation:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9435679     Medline TA:  J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-53     Citation Subset:  N    
Drake Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy / methods*
Occlusive Dressings*
Pressure Ulcer / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Sampling Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications
Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Wound Healing / physiology*
Young Adult

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