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Negative Pressure therapy in the treatment of wounds - review of literature data and multicenter experience


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  • Chair and Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrinological Surgery
  • Chair and Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrinological Surgery
  • Department of General and Vascular Surgery, K. Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań
  • Department of Trauma, Burns and Plastic Surgery, K. Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań
  • Chair and Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrinological Surgery
  • Chair and Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrinological Surgery
  • Department of General and Vascular Surgery, K. Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań
  • Department of Trauma, Burns and Plastic Surgery, K. Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań
  • Chair and Department of General, Gastroenterological and Endocrinological Surgery


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  • Rao M, Burke D, Finan PJ et al.: The use of vacuum-assisted closure of abdominal wounds: a word of caution. Colorectal Dis 2007; 9(3): 266-68.[PubMed][Crossref]
  • Fischer JE: A cautionary note: the use of vacuum-assisted closure systems in the treatment of gastrointestinal cutaneous fistula may be associated with higher mortality from subsequent fistula development. Am J Surg 2008; 196(1): 1-2.[Crossref][PubMed]
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  • Erdmann D, Drye C, Heller L et al.: Abdominal wall defect and enterocutaneous fistula treatment with the Vacuum-Assisted Closure (V. A. C.) system. Plast Reconstr Surg 2001; 108: 2066-68.[Crossref][PubMed]
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  • Draus JM Jr, Huss SA, Harty NJ et al.: Enterocutaneous fistula: are treatments improving? Surgery 2006; 140(4): 570-6; discussion 576-8.[Crossref]
  • de Weerd L, Kjaeve J, Aghajani E et al.: The sandwich design: a new method to close a high-output enterocutaneous fistula and an associated abdominal wall defect. Ann Plast Surg 2007; 58(5): 580-83.[Crossref]
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  • Raja SG, Berg GA: Should vacuum-assisted closure therapy be routinely used for management of deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2007; 6(4): 523-27.[PubMed]
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  • Schaffzin DM, Douglas JM, Stahl TJ et al.: Vacuum-assisted closure of complex perineal wounds. Dis Colon Rectum 2004; 47(10): 1745-48.[PubMed][Crossref]
  • Flack S, Apelqvist J, Keith M et al.: An economic evaluation of VAC therapy compared with wound dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. J Wound Care 2008; 17(2): 71-78.
  • Ubbink DT, Westerbos SJ, Nelson EA et al.: A systematic review of topical negative pressure therapy for acute and chronic wounds. Br J Surg 2008; 95(6): 685-92.

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