A simple and low- cost technique for Closed Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy

  • Dominik Andrzej Walczak 1) Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland 2) Department of Experimental Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9009-5039
  • Michał Wojtyniak Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland
  • Piotr Wojciech Trzeciak Department of General Surgery, John Paul II Memorial Hospital, Belchatow, Poland
  • Dariusz Pawełczak Department of Experimental Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
  • Zbigniew Pasieka Department of Experimental Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland
Keywords: Negative pressure wound therapy, Closed Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy, surgical site infection

Abstract

Surgical site infection (SSI) makes patient care more expensive by prolonging antibiotic usage and hospital stay. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been recently reported as a preventive strategy to avoid SSI. We present a simple and low-cost vacuum dressing that may improve surgical wound healing and prevent high-risk wounds from complications.

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Published
2017-04-21
How to Cite
Walczak, D., Wojtyniak, M., Trzeciak, P., Pawełczak, D., & Pasieka, Z. (2017). A simple and low- cost technique for Closed Incision Negative-Pressure Therapy. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal, 4(1), 12-13. https://doi.org/10.18487/npwtj.v4i1.25
Section
Tools and procedures