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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909641/a-case-series-of-complex-recalcitrant-wounds-treated-with-epidermal-grafts-harvested-from-an-automated-device
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Stephen S Cai, Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Rachel Waldman, Ronald P Silverman, Yvonne M Rasko
INTRODUCTION: Epidermal grafting has several advantages over full-thickness or split-thickness grafts in the treatment of complex non-healing wounds. These include the low risk of donor site complications, minimal patient discomfort, and abstention from the operating room. Traditionally, the lack of reliable epidermal harvesting techniques has limited its clinical utilization. The development of an automated suction blister epidermal graft (SBEG) harvesting device may facilitate clinical utilization of this technique...
October 30, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884322/vac-instillation-therapy-in-abdominal-mesh-exposure-a-novel-indication
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Angela Garcia-Ruano, Esther Deleyto, Sebastian Garcia-Fernandez
BACKGROUND: Defects of the abdominal wall pose a problem for general surgeons that negatively affects patient prognosis. In cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence and exposed abdominal mesh, conservative treatment has not been proven effective to date. We aimed to study patient outcomes in cases of abdominal wall wound dehiscence with mesh exposure treated with vacuum-assisted closure system with intermittent instillation (VAC-instillation) as a temporary cover to achieve wound closure...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860126/indications-and-efficacy-of-endoscopic-vacuum-assisted-closure-therapy-for-upper-gastrointestinal-perforations
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Geraldine Ooi, Paul Burton, Andrew Packiyanathan, Damien Loh, Richard Chen, Kalai Shaw, Wendy Brown, Peter Nottle
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic vacuum-assisted closure (EndoVAC) therapy is a recent innovation described for use in upper gastrointestinal perforations and leaks, with reported success of 80-90%. It provides sepsis control and collapses the cavity preventing stasis, encouraging healing of the defect. Whilst promising, initial reports of this new technique have not established clear indications, feasibility and optimal technique. METHODS: We analysed all patients who underwent EndoVAC therapy between 2014 and 2016...
November 15, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769303/short-term-and-long-term-outcomes-of-intrathoracic-vacuum-therapy-of-empyema-in-debilitated-patients
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Zsolt Sziklavari, Michael Ried, Florian Zeman, Christian Grosser, Tamas Szöke, Reiner Neu, Rudolf Schemm, Hans-Stefan Hofmann
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study analyzed the effectiveness of intrathoracic negative pressure therapy for debilitated patients with empyema and compared the short-term and long-term outcomes of three different intrapleural vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) techniques. METHODS: We investigated 43 consecutive (pre)septic patients with poor general condition (Karnofsky index ≤ 50 %) and multimorbidity (≥ 3 organ diseases) or immunosuppression, who had been treated for primary, postoperative, or recurrent pleural empyema with VAC in combination with open window thoracostomy (OWT-VAC) with minimally invasive technique (Mini-VAC), and instillation (Mini-VAC-Instill)...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767980/hemorheological-factors-can-be-informative-in-comparing-treatment-possibilities-of%C3%A2-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711086/fournier-s-gangrene-a-clinical-review
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Ariana Singh, Kamran Ahmed, Abdullatif Aydin, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Fournier's gangrene is a rare, necrotising fasciitis of the external genitalia, perineal or perianal regions. The disease has a higher incidence in males and risk factors for development include diabetes, HIV, alcoholism and other immune-compromised states. The aggressive disease process is associated with a high mortality rate of 20-30%. In addition, the increasing age and prevalence of diabetes in the population, begs the need for increased clinical awareness of Fournier's gangrene with emphasis on early diagnosis and management...
October 5, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687325/limb-sparing-surgery-with-vascular-reconstruction-for-malignant-lower-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Laura A Davis, Firas Dandachli, Robert Turcotte, Oren K Steinmetz
BACKGROUND: The standard of care for lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma (STS) is limb-sparing surgery. A small subset of these patients will require concomitant vascular reconstruction to ensure adequate resection and to preserve limb viability and function. The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes in these patients with respect to wound healing and postoperative functional status. METHODS: Outcomes for a total of 154 patients treated for malignant lower extremity STS during an 8-year period between 2005 and 2013 were entered in a prospective registry...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660730/the-application-of-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-in-the-management-of-empyema-necessitans
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Yasser Aljehani, Zahra Al-Matar, Samah Nawar
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is gaining popularity in the management of many types of acute and chronic wounds. The use of VAC devices in thoracic surgery is limited, but it appears to be promising in complex cases of empyema thoraces. We report a case of empyema necessitans, in which VAC was used to achieve complete wound healing after open drainage which was communicating with the pleural space.
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648164/open-abdomen-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-which-technique-is-the-best-for-temporary-closure-during-damage-control
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Marcelo A F Ribeiro Junior, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques de Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel Neto, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
AIM: To compare the 3 main techniques of temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, vacuum assisted closure (vacuum-assisted closure therapy - VAC), Bogota bag and Barker technique, in damage control surgery. METHODS: After systematic review of the literature, 33 articles were selected to compare the efficiency of the three procedures. Criteria such as cost, infections, capacity of reconstruction of the abdominal wall, diseases associated with the technique, among others were analyzed...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27640802/-a-case-of-combination-therapy-by-vacuum-assisted-closure-along-with-skin-graft-for-scleroderma-with-common-wart
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Junjie Luo, Xinghua Yang
Scleroderma is a kind of connective tissue disease characterized by skin and other systems fibrosis. The underlying mechanisms for this disease are poorly understood due to its complexity. It is very difficult for scleroderma patient to heal the wound due to the special pathological characteristic of scleroderma.
September 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628015/systematic-review-of-the-use-of-endo-luminal-topical-negative-pressure-in-oesophageal-leaks-and-perforations
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N J Newton, A Sharrock, R Rickard, M Mughal
Topical negative pressure is widely used in the management of superficial wounds. The use of this technology in the management of oesophageal perforations is becoming increasingly common. This systematic review aims to capture available evidence about its use in this setting. Medline and Embase were searched using MeSH terms and free text: esophageal perforation; esophageal injury; vacuum assisted closure; vacuum therapy device; esophagus; wounds penetrating; esophageal perforation; wound healing; negative pressure wound therapy...
September 15, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601035/abdominal-wall-integrity-after-open-abdomen-long-term-results-of-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-vawcm
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A Willms, S Schaaf, R Schwab, I Richardsen, D Bieler, B Wagner, C Güsgen
PURPOSE: The open abdomen has become a standard technique in the management of critically ill patients undergoing surgery for severe intra-abdominal conditions. Negative pressure and mesh-mediated fascial traction are commonly used and achieve low fistula rates and high fascial closure rates. In this study, long-term results of a standardised treatment approach are presented. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent OA management for different indications at our institution from 2006 to 2013 were enrolled...
September 6, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571898/endoscopic-closure-for-full-thickness-gastrointestinal-defects-available-applications-and-emerging-innovations
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Nobuyoshi Takeshita, Khek Yu Ho
Full-thickness gastrointestinal defects such as perforation, anastomotic leak, and fistula are severe conditions caused by various types of pathologies. They are more likely to require intensive care and a long hospital stay and have high rates of morbidity and mortality. After intentional full-thickness opening of hollow organs for natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, safe and secure closure is urgently required. The currently available advanced endoscopic closing techniques have a major role in the treatment of full-thickness gastrointestinal defects...
September 2016: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570621/well-promising-outcomes-with-vacuum-assisted-closure-in-an-infected-wound-following-laparotomy-a-case-report
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565062/long-term-outcomes-of-sandwich-ventral-hernia-repair-paired-with-hybrid-vacuum-assisted-closure
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Caitlin W Hicks, Katherine E Poruk, Pablo A Baltodano, Kevin C Soares, Said C Azoury, Carisa M Cooney, Peter Cornell, Frederic E Eckhauser
BACKGROUND: Sandwich ventral hernia repair (SVHR) may reduce ventral hernia recurrence rates, although with an increased risk of surgical site occurrences (SSOs) and surgical site infections (SSIs). Previously, we found that a modified negative pressure wound therapy (hybrid vacuum-assisted closure [HVAC]) system reduced SSOs and SSIs after ventral hernia repair. We aimed to describe our outcomes after SVHR paired with HVAC closure. METHODS: We conducted a 4-y retrospective review of all complex SVHRs (biologic mesh underlay and synthetic mesh overlay) with HVAC closure performed at our institution by a single surgeon...
August 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547691/retrospective-analysis-of-a-vacm-vacuum-assisted-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-treatment-manual-for-temporary-abdominal-wall-closure-results-of-58-consecutive-patients
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Christian Beltzer, Alexander Eisenächer, Steffen Badendieck, Dietrich Doll, Markus Küper, Stefan Lenz, Björn Dirk Krapohl
INTRODUCTION: The optimal treatment concept for temporary abdominal closure (TAC) in critically ill visceral surgery patients with open abdomen (OA) continues to be unclear. The VACM (vacuum-assisted closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction) therapy seems to permit higher delayed primary fascial closure rates (FCR) than other TAC procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients of our clinic (n=58) who were treated by application of a VAC/VACM treatment manual in the period from 2005 to 2008 were retrospectively analysed...
2016: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541031/open-abdomen-treated-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-indications-management-and-survival
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A Seternes, L C Rekstad, S Mo, P Klepstad, D L Halvorsen, T Dahl, M Björck, A Wibe
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen treatment (OAT) is a significant burden for patients and is associated with considerable mortality. The primary aim of this study was to report survival and cause of mortality after OAT. Secondary aims were to evaluate length of stay (LOS) in intensive care unit (ICU) and in hospital, time to abdominal closure and major complications. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively registered patients undergoing OAT between October 2006 and June 2014 at Trondheim University Hospital, Norway...
August 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534613/novel-technique-of-creating-a-seal-for-the-vacuum-assisted-closure-system-application-in-complex-head-and-neck-wounds
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Brian Tian, N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Hiang Khoon Tan, Ai Choo Tay, Khee Chee Soo, Ngian Chye Tan
BACKGROUND: Achieving a good seal for the application of the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system in complex head and neck wounds is difficult. METHODS: A case series of 4 patients who developed postoperative orocutaneous or pharyngocutaneous fistulas were studied. A sterile green glove was used as a sealant together with the VAC system. RESULTS: With utilization of a green glove, a good seal for the VAC system was obtained. This gave ample time to cleanse the wound and allow granulation tissue to form before proceeding on to the next stage of treatment...
December 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528381/successful-surgical-treatment-of-traumatic-sternal-fracture-with-extensive-mediastinal-abscess-and-concomitant-mitral-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Munakata, Yu Murakami, Katsuhito Mabuni, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Moriaki Shinzato, Takehiro Umemura, Tadao Kugai
BACKGROUND: A traumatic sternal fracture with extensive mediastinal abscess and concomitant native valve endocarditis is an extremely rare but catastrophic situation. CASE PRESENTATION: For 2 weeks, the co-infected patient was treated with aggressive debridement for the mediastinitis, change of vacuum-assisted closure therapy dressings, vegetectomy and valve repair through lower partial sternotomy, and delayed primary wound closure. CONCLUSIONS: To the best of our knowledge, this successful staged strategy has not been previously reported...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494369/high-negative-pressure-subcutaneous-suction-drain-for-managing-debilitating-subcutaneous-emphysema-secondary-to-tube-thoracostomy-for-an-iatrogenic-post-computed-tomography-guided-transthoracic-needle-biopsy-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Zeeshan Ahmed, Pinakin Patel, Suresh Singh, Raj Govind Sharma, Pankaj Somani, Abdul Rauf Gouri, Shiv Singh
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous emphysema is a common complication of tube thoracostomy. Though self-limiting, it should be treated when it causes palpebral closure, dyspnea, dysphagia or undue disfigurement resulting in anxiety and distress to the patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 72year old man who was a known case of COPD on bronchodilators developed a large pneumothorax and respiratory distress after a CT guided transthoracic lung biopsy done for a lung opacity (approx...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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