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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

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; Dressing, Negative-Pressure; Dressings, Negative-Pressure; Negative Pressure Dressings; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Negative-Pressure Dressing; Negative-Pressure Therapies, Topical; Negative-Pressure Therapy, Topical; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapies; Therapies, Negative-Pressure Wound; Therapies, Topical Negative-Pressure; Therapy, Negative-Pressure Wound; Therapy, Topical Negative-Pressure; Topical Negative Pressure Therapy; Topical Negative-Pressure Therapies; Vacuum Assisted Closure; Vacuum-Assisted Closures; Wound Therapies, Negative-Pressure; Wound Therapy, Negative-Pressure
Networked: 1463 relevant articles (123 outcomes, 143 trials/studies)

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Experts

1. Ingemansson, Richard: 59 articles (04/2015 - 05/2002)
2. Malmsjö, Malin: 52 articles (04/2015 - 03/2004)
3. Lindstedt, Sandra: 24 articles (04/2015 - 12/2008)
4. Sjögren, Johan: 18 articles (09/2012 - 12/2003)
5. Orgill, Dennis P: 16 articles (03/2014 - 01/2004)
6. Gustafsson, Ronny: 15 articles (02/2011 - 05/2002)
7. Armstrong, David G: 14 articles (01/2015 - 04/2002)
8. Gabriel, Allen: 14 articles (04/2014 - 11/2006)
9. Gustafsson, Lotta: 10 articles (01/2014 - 07/2006)
10. Attinger, Christopher E: 9 articles (11/2015 - 01/2005)

Related Diseases

1. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
2. Ulcer
3. Infection
4. Diabetic Foot
5. Wound Infection (Wound Infections)

Related Drugs and Biologics

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)

Related Therapies and Procedures

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