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Abdullah Etoz, Ramazan Kahveci
The effects of negative pressure wound therapy ([NPWT], V.A.C.® Therapy, KCI, San Antonio, Tex) were compared with standard dressings in 45 patients with diabetic foot ulcers who were admitted to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Park Hospital, Bursa, Turkey. Twenty-four patients were randomly divided into 2 groups-NPWT group and control group. Initially, the mean surface area of wounds in the NPWT group was 109 cm2, the control group 94.8 cm2. The mean duration of open wound care was 11...
September 2007: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24008551/management-of-difficult-wounds
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Kathrin Neuhaus, Martin Meuli, Ingo Koenigs, Clemens Schiestl
Pressure sores (PSs) and wounds in immunocompromised children are rather rare conditions. No doubt, their management is often complex and difficult, even for experienced pediatric plastic surgeons. As there are no algorithms for standard care, the therapeutic approach is individual.Successful PS management always implies primary and secondary prevention. With a PS present, rapid relief of pressure is crucial. If local wound care fails to restore skin integrity within a short period of time, surgical defect closure is mandatory...
October 2013: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23708868/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-a-large-skin-ulcer-following-repair-of-huge-myeloschisis-with-kyphosis-in-a-newborn
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Hiroyuki Katano, Kazuhiro Toriyama, Yusuke Nishikawa, Koichi Ito, Akimichi Morita, Yuzuru Kamei, Kazuo Yamada
BACKGROUND: In surgery of repair for spina bifida, various skin plastic techniques are sometimes necessary due to large skin defect or subsequent ulcers in cases when approximation on the midline is difficult. CASE REPORT: A baby was born with a large skin defect due to huge lumbar myeloschisis and kyphosis, which was repaired 2 days after birth using Limberg's skin flap at the peak of kyphosis. Skin ischemia around the tip of the flap gradually enlarged and resulted in a large skin ulcer...
December 2013: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
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