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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Summary

Description: The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.

Also Known As: Negative-Pressure Dressings; Topical Negative-Pressure Therapy; Vacuum-Assisted Closure; Closure, Vacuum-Assisted; Closures, Vacuum-Assisted Show All >>

Networked: 1463 relevant articles (123 outcomes, 143 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy is Relevant

  1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 76 outcomes 99 studies in 1002 results
  2. Ulcer : 10 outcomes 13 studies in 70 results
  3. Infection : 9 outcomes 13 studies in 152 results
  4. Diabetic Foot : 7 outcomes 17 studies in 66 results
  5. Wound Infection (Wound Infections) : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 80 results
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Drugs Related to Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

  1. Silver
  2. alginic acid (sodium alginate)
  3. Cosmetics
  4. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  5. Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins (Growth Factors)
  6. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive (Fibrin Sealant)
  7. Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7
  8. Sodium Chloride (Saline Solution)
  9. nitinol
  10. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
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Therapies Related to Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

  1. Transplants (Transplant)
  2. Skin Transplantation (Skin Grafting)
  3. Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
  4. Amputation
  5. Sternotomy
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