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Cardiac Surgery

NPWT for deep sternal wounds with mediastinitis

Groetzner J, Holzer M, Stockhausen D, Tchashin I, Altmayer M, Graba M, Bieselt R.: Intrathoracic application of vacuum wound therapy following thoracic surgery. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct;57(7):417-20. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1185907.    Read more >

Yu AW, Rippel RA, Smock E, Jarral OA.: In patients with post-sternotomy mediastinitis is vacuum-assisted closure superior to conventional therapy? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;17(5):861-5. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivt326.    Read more >

De Brabandere K, Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen D, Czapla J, La Meir M, Delvaux G, Wellens F.: Negative-pressure wound therapy and laparoscopic omentoplasty for deep sternal wound infections after median sternotomy. Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(3):367-71.    Read more >

Juhl AA, Koudahl V, Damsgaard TE.: Deep sternal wound infection after open heart surgery--reconstructive options. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2012 Oct;46(5):254-61. doi: 10.3109/14017431.2012.674549.    Read more >

Vos RJ, Yilmaz A, Sonker U, Kelder JC, Kloppenburg GT.: Vacuum-assisted closure of post-sternotomy mediastinitis as compared to open packing. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jan;14(1):17-21. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivr049.    Read more >

De Feo M, Della Corte A, Vicchio M, Pirozzi F, Nappi G, Cotrufo M.: Is post-sternotomy mediastinitis still devastating after the advent of negative-pressure wound therapy? Tex Heart Inst J. 2011;38(4):375-80.    Read more >

Damiani G, Pinnarelli L, Sommella L, Tocco MP, Marvulli M, Magrini P, Ricciardi W.: Vacuum-assisted closure therapy for patients with infected sternal wounds: a meta-analysis of current evidence. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Sep;64(9):1119-23. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2010.11.022    Read more >

Ennker IC, Malkoc A, Pietrowski D, Vogt PM, Ennker J, Albert A.: The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after poststernotomy mediastinitis--a single center experience with 54 patients. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Jan 12;4:5. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-4-5.    Read more >

Omran N, Habal P, Mandak J, Chek JL.: Broncho-pleural fistula following vacuum-assisted closure therapy. J Card Surg. 2013 Jul;28(4):397-8. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12126.    Read more >

Fleck T, Fleck M.: Negative pressure wound therapy for the treatment of sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery. Int Wound J. 2012 Sep 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01079.x.    Read more >

Steingrimsson S, Gottfredsson M, Gudmundsdottir I, Sjögren J, Gudbjartsson T.: Negative-pressure wound therapy for deep sternal wound infections reduces the rate of surgical interventions for early re-infections. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep;15(3):406-10. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs254.    Read more >

Petzina R, Malmsjö M, Stamm C, Hetzer R.: Major complications during negative pressure wound therapy in poststernotomy mediastinitis after cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Nov;140(5):1133-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.06.063.    Read more >

Berg LT, Jaakkola P.: Kuopio treatment strategy after deep sternal wound infection. Scand J Surg. 2013;102(1):3-8.    Read more >

Vos RJ, Yilmaz A, Sonker U, Kelder JC, Kloppenburg GT.: Primary closure using Redon drains vs vacuum-assisted closure in post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Oct;42(4):e53-7. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs404.    Read more >

Falagas ME, Tansarli GS, Kapaskelis A, Vardakas KZ.: Impact of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy on clinical outcomes of patients with sternal wound infections: a meta-analysis of non-randomized studies. PLoS One. 2013 May 31;8(5):e64741. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064741. Print 2013.    Read more >

Sjögren J, Gustafsson R, Nilsson J, Malmsjo M, Ingemansson R. Clinical outcome after poststernotomy mediastinitis: vacuum-assisted closure versus conventional treatment. Ann Thorac Surg, 2005;79(6):2049-55.    Read more >

Sjögren J, Gustafsson R, Nilsson J, Lindstedt S, Nozohoor S, Ingemansson R.: Negative-pressure wound therapy following cardiac surgery: bleeding complications and 30-day mortality in 176 patients with deep sternal wound infection. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Feb;12(2):117-20. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2010.252668.    Read more >

Bain CJ, Lo S, Soldin M.: Vacuum-assisted closure should not replace conventional therapy in the treatment of sternal wounds. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012 Jun;65(6):833-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2011.11.043.    Read more >

Petzina R, Hoffmann J, Navasardyan A, Malmsjö M, Stamm C, Unbehaun A, Hetzer R.: Negative pressure wound therapy for post-sternotomy mediastinitis reduces mortality rate and sternal re-infection rate compared to conventional treatment. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2010 Jul;38(1):110-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.01.028.    Read more >

Tiwari N, Ganguly G, Garg A.: Use of improvised vaccum assisted suction drainage for cases of deep sternal wound infection. Heart Lung Circ. 2013 Jul;22(7):542-4. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.11.013.    Read more >

Colli A, Camara ML.: First experience with a new negative pressure incision management system on surgical incisions after cardiac surgery in high risk patients. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Dec 6;6:160. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-160. Erratum in: J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012;7:37.    Read more >

van Wingerden JJ, Segers P, Jekel L.: Major bleeding during negative pressure wound/V.A.C.®--therapy for postsurgical deep sternal wound infection--a critical appraisal. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Sep 29;6:121. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-121. Review    Read more >

Ingemansson R, Malmsjö M, Lindstedt S.: A protective device for negative-pressure therapy in patients with mediastinitis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan;95(1):362-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.027.    Read more >

Lindstedt S, Ingemansson R, Malmsjö M.: Sternum wound contraction and distension during negative pressure wound therapy when using a rigid disc to prevent heart and lung rupture. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Mar 30;6:42. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-42.    Read more >

Chronic wounds

Novak A,1 Wasim S Khan,2 and Palmer J*,The Evidence-Based Principles of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Trauma & Orthopedics Novak A,1 Wasim S Khan,2 and Palmer J*,1 Open Orthop J. 2014; 8: 168–177. Published online 2014 Jun 27. doi: 10.2174/1874325001408010168 PMCID: PMC4110388Suppl    Read more >

Glass GE1, Murphy GF, Esmaeili A, Lai LM, Nanchahal J. ; Systematic review of molecular mechanism of action of negative-pressure wound therapy. Br J Surg. 2014 Dec;101(13):1627-36. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9636. Epub 2014 Oct 8.    Read more >

Marco Meloni, Valentina Izzo, Erika Vainieri, Laura Giurato, Valeria Ruotolo, and Luigi Uccioli ; Management of negative pressure wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers World J Orthop. 2015 May 18; 6(4): 387–393.  Published online 2015 May 18. doi:  10.5312/wjo.v6.i4.387 PMCID: PMC4436907    Read more >

Langer V1, Bhandari PS1, Rajagopalan S2, Mukherjee MK1 Negative pressure wound therapy as an adjunct in healing of chronic wounds. Langer V1, Bhandari PS1, Rajagopalan S2, Mukherjee MK1Int Wound J. 2015 Aug;12(4):436-42. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12132. Epub 2013 Jul 16.    Read more >

EWMA Position Document, Topical Negative Pressure in Wound Management, 2007 [PDF]    Read more >

Colorectal Surgery

Fujino S, Miyoshi N, Ohue M, Noura S, Fujiwara Y, Yano M, Higashiyama M, Sakon M: Vacuum-assisted closure for open perineal wound after abdominoperineal resection. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2015;11:87-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.04.031.    Read more >

Pellino G, Sciaudone G, Selvaggi F, Canonico S: Prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy in colorectal surgery. Effects on surgical site events: current status and call to action. Updates Surg. 2015 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]    Read more >

Szmyt K, Lukasz K, Bobkiewicz A, Cybulka B, Ledwosinski W, Gordon M, Alammari A, Banasiewicz T, Drews M: Comparison of the effectiveness of the treatment using standard methods and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients treated with open abdomen technique. Pol Przegl Chir. 2015 Mar 1;87(1):22-30. doi: 10.1515/pjs-2015-0013.    Read more >

Mutafchiyski VM, Popivanov GI, Kjossev KT, Chipeva S: Open abdomen and VAC® in severe diffuse peritonitis. J R Army Med Corps. 2015 Feb 23. pii: jramc-2014-000386. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2014-000386.    Read more >

Burke JP, O'Connell PR: Surgical site infection and colorectal surgery: a research priority. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Aug;57(8):e390. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000000164.    Read more >

Hougaard HT, Ellebaek M, Holst UT, Qvist N: The open abdomen: temporary closure with a modified negative pressure therapy technique. Int Wound J. 2014 Jun;11 Suppl 1:13-6. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12281.    Read more >

Ruiz-Lopez M, Titos A, Gonzalez-Poveda I, Carrasco J, Toval JA, Mera S, Santoyo J: Negative pressure therapy as palliative treatment for a colonic fistula. Int Wound J. 2014 Apr;11(2):228-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01048.x.    Read more >

Banasiewicz T, Bobkiewicz A, Borejsza-Wysocki M, Biczysko M, Ratajczak A, Malinger S, Drews M: Portable VAC therapy improve the results of the treatment of the pilonidal sinus--randomized prospective study. Pol Przegl Chir. 2013 Jul;85(7):371-6. doi: 10.2478/pjs-2013-0056.    Read more >

Blackham AU, Farrah JP, McCoy TP, Schmidt BS, Shen P: Prevention of surgical site infections in high-risk patients with laparotomy incisions using negative-pressure therapy. Am J Surg. 2013 Jun;205(6):647-54. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.06.007.    Read more >

Hutan JM, Hutan MS, Skultety J, Sekac J, Koudelka P, Prochotsky A, Yaghi A, Labas P: Use of intraabdominal VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) lowers mortality and morbidity in patients with open abdomen. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2013;114(8):451-4.    Read more >

Quyn AJ, Johnston C, Hall D, Chambers A, Arapova N, Ogston S, Amin AI: The open abdomen and temporary abdominal closure systems--historical evolution and systematic review. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Aug;14(8):e429-38. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.03045.x.    Read more >

Banasiewicz T, Borejsza-Wysocki M, Meissner W, Malinger S, Szmeja J, Kościński T, Ratajczak A, Drews M: Vacuum-assisted closure therapy in patients with large postoperative wounds complicated by multiple fistulas. Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne. 2011 Sep;6(3):155-63. doi: 10.5114/wiitm.2011.24694.    Read more >

Caro A, Olona C, Jiménez A, Vadillo J, Feliu F, Vicente V: Treatment of the open abdomen with topical negative pressure therapy: a retrospective study of 46 cases. Int Wound J. 2011 Jun;8(3):274-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2011.00782.x. Epub 2011 Mar 16.    Read more >

Fieger AJ, Schwatlo F, Mündel DF, Schenk M, Hemminger F, Kirchdorfer B, Ruppert R, Nüssler NC: [Abdominal vacuum therapy for the open abdomen - a retrospective analysis of 82 consecutive patients].  Zentralbl Chir. 2011 Feb;136(1):56-60. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1247376    Read more >

Guy R, George B: Use of topical negative pressure in assisted abdominal closure does not lead to high incidence of enteric fistulae. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jan;13(1):108-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2010.02444.x.    Read more >

Perathoner A, Klaus A, Mühlmann G, Oberwalder M, Margreiter R, Kafka-Ritsch R: Damage control with abdominal vacuum therapy (VAC) to manage perforated diverticulitis with advanced generalized peritonitis--a proof of concept. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2010 Jun;25(6):767-74. doi: 10.1007/s00384-010-0887-8.    Read more >

Bemelman WA: Vacuum assisted closure in coloproctology. Tech Coloproctol. 2009 Dec;13(4):261-3. doi: 10.1007/s10151-009-0543-x.    Read more >

Crick S, Roy A, Macklin CP: Stoma dehiscence treated successfully with VAC dressing system. Tech Coloproctol. 2009 Jun;13(2):181. doi: 10.1007/s10151-009-0477-3.    Read more >

Steenvoorde P, den Outer A, Neijenhuis P: Stomal mucocutaneous dehiscence as a complication of topical negative pressure used to treat an open abdomen: a case series. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2009 Jun 1;55(6):44-8.    Read more >

Subramonia S, Pankhurst S, Rowlands BJ, Lobo DN: Vacuum-assisted closure of postoperative abdominal wounds: a prospective study. World J Surg. 2009 May;33(5):931-7. doi: 10.1007/s00268-009-9947-z.    Read more >

Bryan S, Dukes S: Case study: negative pressure wound therapy in an abdominal wound. Br J Nurs. 2009 Mar 26-Apr 8;18(6):S15-6, S18, S20-1.    Read more >

Woodfield JC, Parry BR, Bissett IP, McKee M: Experience with the use of vacuum dressings in the management of acute enterocutaneous fistulas. ANZ J Surg. 2006 Dec;76(12):1085-7.    Read more >

Goverman J, Yelon JA, Platz JJ, Singson RC, Turcinovic M: The "Fistula VAC," a technique for management of enterocutaneous fistulae arising within the open abdomen: report of 5 cases. J Trauma. 2006 Feb;60(2):428-31; discussion 431.    Read more >

Cro C, George KJ, Donnelly J, Irwin ST, Gardiner KR: Vacuum assisted closure system in the management of enterocutaneous fistulae. Postgrad Med J. 2002 Jun;78(920):364-5.    Read more >

General surgery

NPWT in Visceral Surgery

Worhunsky D, Magee G, Spain D. Challenges in the management of the open abdomen. ICU Dir. 2012;4(1):33-38. (has to be ordered via a central library)    Read more >

Quyn A, Johnston C, Hall D, Chambers A, Arapova N, Ogston S. The open abdomen and temporary abdominal closure systems e historical evolution and systematic review. Color Dis. 2012;14(8):e429-    Read more >

Roberts D, Zygun D, Grendar J. Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: a systematic review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(3):629-639.    Read more >

Bruhin A, Ferreira F, Chariker M, Smith J, Runkel N. Systematic review and evidence based recommendations for the use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the open abdomen. Int J Surg. 2014;12(10):1105-14. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.08.396.    Read more >

Hutan M, Skultety J, Sekac J, et al. Use of intraabdominal VAC ( Vacuum Assisted Closure ) lowers mortality and morbidity in patients with open abdomen. Bratisl Lek List. 2013;114(8):451-454. doi:10.4149/BLL.    Read more >

Kirkpatrick AW, Roberts DJ, De Waele J, et al. Intra-abdominal hypertension and the abdominal compartment syndrome: updated consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Intensive Care Med. 2013;39(7):1190-206. doi:10.1007/s00134-013-2906-z.    Read more >

Burlew C, Moore E, Biffl W. One hundred percent fascial approximation can be achieved in the postinjury open abdomen with a sequential closure protocol. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(1):235-241.    Read more >

Kafka-Ritsch R, Zitt M, Schorn N, et al. Open abdomen treatment with dynamic sutures and topical negative pressure resulting in a high primary fascia closure rate. World J Surg. 2012;36(8):1765-71. doi:10.1007/s00268-012-1586-0.    Read more >

Acosta S, Bjarnason T, Petersson U. Multicentre prospective study of fascial closure rate after open abdomen with vacuum and mesh-mediated fascial traction. Br J Surg. 2011;98(5):735-743    Read more >

Hutan M, Banasiewicz T., Veverkova L., Szentkereszty Z, Toth C., Skultety J., Bartko Ch., Prochotsky A., Sekac J: Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Treatment of Enteroatmospheric Fistulas: Critical Review of the Literature. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy 2014, 1(1), 10-16    Read more >

Thoracic surgery

NPWT in thoracic wall infections

Tcherveniakov P, Svennevik E, Tzafetta K, Milton R.: Necrotizing fasciitis following drainage of Streptococcus milleri empyema. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Mar;10(3):481-2. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.219485.    Read more >

Birnbaum DJ, D'Journo XB, Casanova D, Thomas PA.: Necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2010 Mar;10(3):483-4. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2009.222323.    Read more >

De Feo M, Rossi G, Durante-Mangoni E, Cotrufo M, Della Corte A.: Blunt trauma as a cause of rib chondro-osteitis: a case study. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2011 Jun;57(6):30-3    Read more >

O’Connor J, Kells a, Henry S, Scalea T.: Vacuum-assisted closure for the treatmant of complex chest wounds. Ann Thorac Surg. 2005(Feb)79(2):1196-200.    Read more >

Porta G, Rodríguez-Carballeira M, Gómez L, Salavert M, Freixas N, Xercavins M, Garau J.: Thoracic infection caused by Streptococcus milleri. Eur Respir J. 1998 Aug;12(2):357-62    Read more >

Konstantinov IE, Saxena P, Shehatha J, Mitchell A, Cherian S.: Novel aeration technique for necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Dec;86(6):1973-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.05.004.    Read more >

NPWT for thoracic empyema

Sohn SH, Kang CH, Choi SH, Kim YT.: Application of vacuum-assisted closure device in management of postpneumonectomy empyema. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;46(2):153-5. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.2.153.    Read more >

Sziklavari Z, Grosser C, Neu R, Schemm R, Kortner A, Szöke T, Hofmann HS.: Complex pleural empyema can be safely treated with vacuum-assisted closure. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Oct 6;6:130. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-6-130.    Read more >

Saadi A, Perentes JY, Gonzalez M, Tempia AC, Wang Y, Demartines N, Ris HB, Krueger T.: Vacuum-assisted closure device: a useful tool in the management of severe intrathoracic infections. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 May;91(5):1582-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.01.018.    Read more >

Palmen M, van Breugel HN, Geskes GG, van Belle A, Swennen JM, Drijkoningen AH, van der Hulst RR, Maessen JG.: Open window thoracostomy treatment of empyema is accelerated by vacuum-assisted closure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Oct;88(4):1131-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.06.030    Read more >

Schneiter D, Grodzki T, Lardinois D, Kestenholz PB, Wojcik J, Kubisa B, Pierog J, Weder W.: Accelerated treatment of postpneumonectomy empyema: a binational long-term study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Jul;136(1):179-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.01.036    Read more >

Begum SS, Papagiannopoulos K. The use of vacuum-assisted wound closure therapy in thoracic operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Dec;94(6):1835-9; discussion 1839-40. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.009.    Read more >

Rocco G, Cecere C, La Rocca A, Martucci N, Salvi R, Passera E, Cicalese M.: Caveats in using vacuum-assisted closure for post-pneumonectomy empyema. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 May;41(5):1069-71. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr196.    Read more >

Passera E, Guanella G, Meroni A, Chiesa G, Rizzi A, Rocco G.: Amplatzer device and vacuum-assisted closure therapy to treat a thoracic empyema with bronchopleural fistula. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;92(2):e23-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.047.    Read more >

Haghshenasskashani A, Rahnavardi M, Yan TD, McCaughan BC.: Intrathoracic application of a vacuum-assisted closure device in managing pleural space infection after lung resection: is it an option? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Aug;13(2):168-74. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.267286.    Read more >

Aru GM, Jew NB, Tribble CG, Merrill WH.: Intrathoracic vacuum-assisted management of persistent and infected pleural spaces. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jul;90(1):266-70. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.04.092    Read more >

Sziklavari Z, Grosser C, Neu R, Schemm R, Szöke T, Ried M, Hofmann HS.: Minimally invasive vacuum-assisted closure therapy in the management of complex pleural empyema. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul;17(1):49-53.    Read more >

Krueger T, Perentes JY, Ris HB, Gonzalez M.: The intrathoracic vacuum-assisted closure device in case of post-pneumonectomy empyema.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 May;43(5):1077. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs577.    Read more >

Durand M, Godbert B, Anne V, Grosdidier G.: Large thoracomyoplasty and negative pressure therapy for late postpneumonectomy empyema with a retrosternal abscess: a modern version of the Clagett procedure. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 May;12(5):888-9. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2010.262220.    Read more >

Al-Mufarrej F, Margolis M, Tempesta B, Strother E, Gharagozloo F.: Outpatient management of post-pneumonectomy and post-lobectomy empyema using the vacuum-assisted closure system. Surg Today. 2010 Aug;40(8):711-8. doi: 10.1007/s00595-008-4096-9.    Read more >

Renner C, Reschke S, Richter W.: Thoracic empyema after pneumonectomy: intrathoracic application of vacuum-assisted closure therapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Feb;89(2):603-4. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.06.037.    Red more >

Sashida Y.: New chest tube management maintained with negative pressure therapy. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Jul 8.    Read more >

Hofmann HS, Schemm R, Grosser C, Szöke T, Sziklavari Z.: Vacuum-assisted closure of pleural empyema without classic open-window thoracostomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 May;93(5):1741-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.039    Read more >

Varker KA, Ng T.: Management of empyema cavity with the vacuum-assisted closure device. Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Feb;81(2):723-5.    Read more >

Vascular surgery

Verma H1, Ktenidis K2, George RK1, Tripathi R1. Vacuum-assisted closure therapy for vascular graft infection (Szilagyi grade III) in the groin-a 10-year multi-center experience.. Int Wound J. 2015 Jun;12(3):317-21. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12110. Epub 2013 Jun 25.    Read more >

Wound dehiscence

Itani HE: Reviewing the benefits and harm of NPWT in the management of closed surgical incisions. Br J Community Nurs. 2015 Jun; 20 Suppl 6:S28-34. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2015.20.Sup6.S28.    Read more >

Aviki EM, Batalden RP, Del Carmen MG, Berkowitz LR: Vacuum-Assisted Closure for Episiotomy Dehiscence. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print]    Read more >

Lord AC, Hompes R, Venkatasubramaniam A, Arnold S: Successful management of abdominal wound dehiscence using a vacuum assisted closure system combined with mesh-mediated medial traction. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2015 Jan;97(1):e3-5. doi: 10.1308/003588414X14055925059237.    Read more >

Pellino G: Preventing surgical site events: any role for negative pressure wound therapy? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov;219(5):1098. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2014.07.015.    Read more >

Ko YS, Jung SW: Vacuum-assisted close versus conventional treatment for postlaparotomy wound dehiscence. Ann Surg Treat Res. 2014 Nov;87(5):260-4. doi: 10.4174/astr.2014.87.5.260. Epub 2014 Oct 24.    Read more >

Petersson P, Montgomery A, Petersson U: Wound dehiscence: outcome comparison for sutured and mesh reconstructed patients. Hernia. 2014 Oct;18(5):681-9. doi: 10.1007/s10029-014-1268-y. Epub 2014 Jun 12.    Read more >

Hutan M, Bartko C, Majesky I, Prochotsky A, Sekac J, Skultety J: Reconstruction option of abdominal wounds with large tissue defects. BMC Surg. 2014 Aug 8;14:50. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-14-50.    Read more >

Tarzia V, Carrozzini M, Bortolussi G, Buratto E, Bejko J, Comisso M, Mescola V, Penzo V, Guarino M, De Franceschi M, Pagnin C, Castoro M, Guglielmi C, Testolin L, Bottio T, Gerosa G: Impact of vacuum-assisted closure therapy on outcomes of sternal wound dehiscence. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Jul;19(1):70-5. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivu101. Epub 2014 Apr 9.    Read more >

Hougaard HT, Ellebaek M, Holst UT, Qvist N: The open abdomen: temporary closure with a modified negative pressure therapy technique. Int Wound J. 2014 Jun;11 Suppl 1:13-6. doi: 10.1111/iwj.12281.    Read more >

Jeffers AM, Maxson PM, Thompson SL, McCormack HE, Cima RR: Combined negative pressure wound therapy and ultrasonic MIST therapy for open surgical wounds: a case series. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2014 Mar-Apr;41(2):181-6. doi: 10.1097/WON.    Read more >

Bonds AM, Novick TK, Dietert JB, Araghizadeh FY, Olson CH: Incisional negative pressure wound therapy significantly reduces surgical site infection in open colorectal surgery.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Dec;56(12):1403-8. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e3182a39959.    Read more >

Seidel D, Lefering R, Neugebauer EA: Treatment of subcutaneous abdominal wound healing impairment after surgery without fascial dehiscence by vacuum assisted closure™ (SAWHI-V.A.C.®-study) versus standard conventional wound therapy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Nov 20;14:394. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-394.    Read more >

Blackham AU, Farrah JP, McCoy TP, Schmidt BS, Shen P: Prevention of surgical site infections in high-risk patients with laparotomy incisions using negative-pressure therapy. Am J Surg. 2013 Jun;205(6):647-54. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.06.007.    Read more >

Bjørsum-Meyer T, Skarbye M, Jensen KH: Vacuum with mesh is a feasible temporary closure device after fascial dehiscence. Dan Med J. 2013 Nov;60(11):A4719.    Read more >

Jang JY, Shim H, Lee YJ, Lee SH, Lee JG: Application of negative pressure wound therapy in patients with wound dehiscence after abdominal open surgery: a single center experience. J Korean Surg Soc. 2013 Oct;85(4):180-4. doi: 10.4174/jkss.2013.85.4.180.    Read more >

Ingargiola MJ, Daniali LN, Lee ES: Does the application of incisional negative pressure therapy to high-risk wounds prevent surgical site complications? A systematic review. Eplasty. 2013 Sep 20;13:e49. eCollection 2013.    Read more >

Nadir A, Kaptanoglu M, Sahin E, Sarzep H: Post-thoracotomy wound separation (DEHISCENCE): a disturbing complication. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2013 Jan;68(1):1-4.    Read more >

Kleif J, Fabricius R, Bertelsen CA, Bruun J, Gögenur I: Promising results after vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction. Dan Med J. 2012 Sep;59(9):A4495.    Read more >

Dutton M, Curtis K: Well-wound therapy: use of NPWT to prevent laparotomy breakdown. J Wound Care. 2012 Aug;21(8):386-8.    Read more >

Masden D, Goldstein J, Endara M, Xu K, Steinberg J, Attinger C: Negative pressure wound therapy for at-risk surgical closures in patients with multiple comorbidities: a prospective randomized controlled study. Ann Surg. 2012 Jun;255(6):1043-7. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3182501bae.    Read more >

Wilkes RP, Kilpad DV, Zhao Y, Kazala R, McNulty A: Closed incision management with negative pressure wound therapy (CIM): biomechanics. Surg Innov. 2012 Mar;19(1):67-75. doi: 10.1177/1553350611414920.    Read more >

de Tullio D, Biondin V, Occhionorelli S: When a postsurgical dehiscence becomes a serious problem. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2011 Nov;24(11):503-6. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000407646.05209.e2.    Read more >

Hutan M Jr, Hutan M Sr: Sandwich mesh abdominal closure. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2010;111(8):461-3.    Read more >

DeCarbo WT, Hyer CF: Negative-pressure wound therapy applied to high-risk surgical incisions. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 May-Jun;49(3):299-300. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2010.01.002.    Read more >

Pauniaho SL, Costa J, Boken C, Turnock R, Baillie CT: Vacuum drainage in the management of complicated abdominal wound dehiscence in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Sep;44(9):1736-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.01.009. Erratum in: J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Dec;44(12):2440.    Read more >

Subramonia S, Pankhurst S, Rowlands BJ, Lobo DN: Vacuum-assisted closure of postoperative abdominal wounds: a prospective study. World J Surg. 2009 May;33(5):931-7. doi: 10.1007/s00268-009-9947-z.    Read more >

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Rao M, Burke D, Finan PJ, Sagar PM: The use of vacuum-assisted closure of abdominal wounds: a word of caution. Colorectal Dis. 2007 Mar;9(3):266-8.    Read more >

Wada A, Ferreira MC, Tuma Júnior P, Arrunátegui G: Experience with local negative pressure (vacuum method) in the treatment of complex wounds. Sao Paulo Med J. 2006 May 4;124(3):150-3.   Read more >

Bütter A, Emran M, Al-Jazaeri A, Ouimet A: Vacuum-assisted closure for wound management in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 May;41(5):940-2.    Read more >

Heller L, Levin SL, Butler CE: Management of abdominal wound dehiscence using vacuum assisted closure in patients with compromised healing.  Am J Surg. 2006 Feb;191(2):165-72.    Read more >

Fife CE, Otto G, Walker D, Turner T, Smith L: Healing dehisced surgical wounds with negative pressure wound therapy. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2004 Apr;50(4A Suppl):28-31.    Read more >