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Vincenzo Vindigni, Carlotta Scarpa, Erica Dalla Venezia, Franco Bassetto
INTRODUCTION: Fournier's gangrene is a rare disease that affects the genital, abdominal, and perineal regions and leads to death if not treated promptly. CASE REPORT: A 42-year-old, obese woman presented to the authors' department affected by Fournier's gangrene. In order to treat her abdominal and genital regions, the authors performed a surgical debridement followed by combined therapy with antibiotics and topical negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with instillation plus saline solution...
October 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Norbert Nemeth, Katalin Peto, Adam Deak, Viktoria Sogor, Gabor Varga, Bence Tanczos, Klaudia Balog, Adrienn Csiszko, Zoltan Godo, Zsolt Szentkereszty
BACKGROUND: Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a life-threatening condition, of which pathomechanism hasn't been completely clarified, yet. Furthermore, surgical therapy still needs optimization. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate microcirculatory and micro-rheological alterations in ACS, using various temporary abdominal closure methods, including three settings of vacuum-assisted closure technique (negative pressure wound therapy, NPWT). METHODS: On anesthetized pigs, by intraabdominally placed and filled-up silicone bags, intraabdominal pressure at 30 mmHg was maintained for 3 hours, and afterwards, decompressive laparotomy happened...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Giuseppe Santarpino, Lazlo Gazdag, Joachim Sirch, Ferdinand Vogt, Miroslaw Ledwon, Theodor Fischlein, Steffen Pfeiffer
Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting may be associated with a higher risk of postoperative deep sternal wound infection than monolateral internal thoracic artery grafting due to a limited blood supply to the thoracic chest wall. Because preliminary studies suggest negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may reduce the risk of infection, a retrospective chart review of 129 patients who underwent BITA between February 2003 and October 2014 was conducted. Of those, 21 patients received NPWT for 5 days immediately following surgery and the incisions of 108 patients were covered with a conventional gauze dressing...
December 2015: Ostomy/wound Management
Dogu Aydin, Ida Felbo Paulsen, Vibeke Egerup Bentzen, Sami Asadzadeh, Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich
We demonstrate that it is possible to use a nonabsorbable mesh for abdominal wall reconstruction after total wound rupture and successfully split-skin graft directly on the mesh. Sufficient granulation tissue formation prior to skin grafting was obtained with long-term use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).
October 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Chul Hyun Park, Oog Jin Shon, Gi Beom Kim
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures have been treated by initial wide wound debridement, stabilization of fracture with external fixation, and delayed wound closure. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of staged treatment using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 15 patients with Gustilo Anderson grade IIIb open tibial fractures, treated using staged protocol by a single surgeon between January 2007 and December 2011 were reviewed in this retrospective study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Richard H Alexander, Ronald P Silverman, Nelson H Goldberg, Yvonne M Rasko
The presence of malignancy is considered a contraindication to the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) because of concerns that it may promote tumourigenesis and expedite metastasis. This notion is extrapolated from studies evaluating NPWT in normal tissues. Despite the absence of direct evidence, the use of this technology in malignant wounds is widely considered a contraindication. We present the case of a patient with treatment-resistant metastatic colon cancer, who developed a chronic abdominal wound with positive margins...
October 3, 2016: International Wound Journal
Pablo S Corona, Frank Erimeiku, Maria Mercedes Reverté-Vinaixa, Francisco Soldado, Carles Amat, Lluis Carrera
INTRODUCTION: Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is potentially life-threatening soft-tissue infection. Early diagnosis and aggressive surgical debridement are critical to decrease mortality and morbidity. The impacts of new management technologies such as hydro-bisturi-assisted debridement (HAD) and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are not yet clear with respect to treatment of NF. The objective of this study was to describe laboratory (including LRINEC score), clinical and microbiological factors, treatment methods and outcomes related to managing necrotising fasciitis, focusing on the implementation of new treatment methods in our centre...
September 2016: Injury
Sanjay Maurya, Prem Singh Bhandari
Significance: Wounds sustained in a combat trauma often result in a composite tissue loss. Combat injuries, due to high energy transfer to tissues, lead to trauma at multiple anatomical sites. An early wound cover is associated with lower rate of infections and a faster wound healing. The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the management of combat-related wounds has evolved from the civilian trauma and the wounds from nontraumatic etiologies. Recent Advances: Encouraged by the results of NPWT in noncombat-related wounds, the military surgeons during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom used this novel method in a large percentage of combat wounds, with gratifying results...
September 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
Fleur E E De Vries, Elon D Wallert, Joseph S Solomkin, Benedetta Allegranzi, Matthias Egger, E Patchen Dellinger, Marja A Boermeester
OBJECTIVE: Systematically review and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) studies on prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (pNPWT) to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs). INTRODUCTION: pNPWT has been suggested as a new method to prevent wound complications, specifically SSIs, by its application on closed incisional wounds. METHODS: This review was conducted as part of the development of the Global Guidelines for prevention of SSIs commissioned by World Health Organization in Geneva...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marino Ciliberti, Francesco De Lara, Gianfranco Serra, Felice Tafuro, Francesco Maria Iazzetta, Alessia Filosa, Rosa Scognamiglio, Giorgia Ciliberti, Maria Rosaria Veneri
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to clinically evaluate the efficacy of a bacteria- and-fungi-binding mesh (BFBM) dressing to modify the bacterial load of pressure ulcers (PUs) of categories 3 and 4, when used as a wound contact layer (WCL) during negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). METHODS: This was an observational single-centre study in patients with PUs of categories 3 or 4, who were treated with NPWT. Patients were observed for 7 days and received NPWT at -80 mm Hg with the BFBM dressing as the WCL...
August 15, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Oğuzhan Aydoğdu, Umut Tuncel, Murat Gümüş, Alper Kurt, Nuray Oztürk, Ibrahim Alper Aksakal, Uğur Recep Çelik, Nizamettin Güzel, Unal Erkorkmaz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to present the authors' clinical observations on zinc-coated foam with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-four consecutive patients treated with zinc-coated foam with VAC therapy were retrospectively reviewed. Nonhealing wounds of at least 6 months duration with high to moderate exudate that required open wound management to secondary intervention were included in this study. The evaluation criteria consisted of the measurement of wound surface area, length of overall treatment time, and a clinical observation of granulation tissue formation in the wound bed...
August 15, 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Shi Jia-Zi, Zhai Xiao, Li Jun-Hui, Xue Chun-Yu, Bi Hong-da
Management of large tissue defects resulting from local wide resection of perianal is a clinical challenge for surgeons. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) following skin grafting on perianal surgical wound healing.Included in this study were 12 patients with perianal tumors who received skin grafting after perianal tumor resection between December 2012 and December 2014. A self-designed negative pressure drainage device was then applied to maintain a standard negative pressure at -150 mm Hg and removed on day 8 postoperation...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Arwen F Altenburg, Carolien E van de Sandt, Stella E van Trierum, Heidi L M De Gruyter, Peter R W A van Run, Ron A M Fouchier, Kenny Roose, Xavier Saelens, Asisa Volz, Gerd Sutter, Rory D de Vries, Guus F Rimmelzwaan
: Due to antigenic drift of influenza viruses, seasonal influenza vaccines need to be updated annually. These vaccines are based on predictions of strains likely to circulate in the next season. However, vaccine efficacy is greatly reduced in case of a mismatch between circulating and vaccine strains. Furthermore, novel antigenically distinct influenza viruses are introduced into the human population from animal reservoirs occasionally and may cause pandemic outbreaks. To dampen the impact of seasonal and pandemic influenza, vaccines that induce broadly protective and long lasting immunity are preferred...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Virology
A Daskalaki, S Xenaki, M Venianaki, A Topalidou, E Athanasakis, E Chrysos, G Chalkiadakis
INTRODUCATION: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) represents an alternative method to optimize conditions for wound healing. Delayed wound closure is a significant health problem, which is directly associated with pain and suffering from patient's aspect, as well with social and financial burden. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of vacuum-assisted wound therapy with hypertonic solution distillation and continuous negative pressure application, in an infected wound after laparotomy for incisional hernia reconstruction with mesh placement...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
A J Miller, R G Cashmore, A M Marchevsky, M Havlicek, P M Brown, S M Fearnside
OBJECTIVE: Retrospective study to describe clinical experience with a portable single-use negative pressure wound therapy device after application of full-thickness meshed skin grafts to wounds on the distal extremities of seven dogs. METHODS: Seven dogs were treated with portable NPWT after receiving skin grafts; six as the result of tumour resection and one for traumatic injury. Medical records were reviewed and data recorded on patient signalment, cause and location of wound, surgical technique, application and maintenance of portable NPWT, graft survival and outcome, and complications encountered with the system...
September 2016: Australian Veterinary Journal
Peter Bukovcan, Jan Koller, Marianna Hajská, Peter Záhorec
UNLABELLED: Although negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been used for more than 20 years, as far as the authors are aware, there is little research aimed at the evaluation of the combination of NPWT with a silver-impregnated dressing. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the effect, efficacy, and safety of NPWT in conjunction with a silver-impregnated dressing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors used a retrospective study of 54 acute and chronic wounds treated in 50 patients over a 2-year period...
August 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Ersilia L Anghel, Paul J Kim
BACKGROUND: Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and its variations are an established adjunctive modality for the treatment of wounds. Since its introduction, there have been an increasing number of publications with periods of rapid increases in the number of publications after innovations to the technology. Its application in different wound types and varying clinical scenarios has also contributed to the growing number of publications. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review (1998-2016) was performed using key words most relevant to NPWT using PubMed/Medline and OVID...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
John Loveluck, Tom Copeland, Jason Hill, Allan Hunt, Robin Martin
OBJECTIVES: The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on closed surgical incisions is an emerging technology that may reduce the incidence of complications such as surgical site infections. One of the mechanisms through which incisional NPWT is thought to operate is the reduction of lateral tension across the wound. METHODS: Finite element analysis computer modeling and biomechanical testing with Syndaver SynTissue™ synthetic skin were used to explore the biomechanical forces in the presence of the PICO(⋄) (Smith & Nephew Ltd, Hull, United Kingdom) negative pressure wound therapy system on a sutured incision...
2016: Eplasty
Shou-Cheng Teng
According to previous research, adjunctive negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) can help manage infected wounds when applied along with appropriate debridement and antibiotic therapy as deemed clinically relevant. NPWT not only removes fluid, and reduces oedema, but also promotes perfusion around the wounds. In addition, NPWT may lead to improved graft fixation when used as a bolster, especially in patients who are less compliant or have poor graft fixation that result from using traditional methods. NPWT is a good choice to bolster skin grafts in young, active and less-compliant patients...
September 2016: International Wound Journal
Robert S Kirsner, Marco Romanelli
The growing trends of ageing populations and increasing prevalence of diabetes have given rise to an expanding number of problematic acute and chronic wounds. Over the past two decades, the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with and without instillation of topical wound solutions has expanded to include treatment of a large variety of wounds. Additionally, the use of NPWT specifically designed for use over closed surgical incisions has been associated with favourable results. The recent introduction of an automated epidermal harvesting system, which neither creates a donor site wound nor requires the use of a surgeon, operating room or anaesthesia, has facilitated the use of epidermal grafting...
September 2016: International Wound Journal
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