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The use of negative-pressure therapy in the closure of complex head and neck wounds.
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PMID:  23369596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The evolution of wound care has seen much technological advancement over many decades. Most recently, negative-pressure therapy, by which a vacuum pressure is applied through a wound bed, has dramatically improved the surgical outcomes of complex wounds. Although initial studies focused on wounds to the abdomen, torso, and extremities, more publications are appearing that demonstrate the efficacy of negative-pressure wound therapy in the head and neck. This article reviews the history and evolution of negative-pressure therapy, highlights the current opinions on its mechanism of action, and summarizes its use in complex head and neck wounds.
Graham Michael Strub; Kristen S Moe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Facial plastic surgery clinics of North America     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1558-1926     ISO Abbreviation:  Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9414907     Medline TA:  Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, 1959 Northeast Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Electronic address:
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