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The management of deep sternal wound infections using vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy

Fleck, Tatjana; Gustafsson, Ronny LU ; Harding, Keith; Ingemansson, Richard; Lirtzman, Mitchell D; Meites, Herbert L; Moidl, Reinhard; Price, Patricia; Ritchie, Andrew and Salazar, Jorge, et al. (2006) In International Wound Journal 3(4). p.273-280
Abstract
A group of international experts met in May 2006 to develop clinical guidelines on the practical application of vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.)+ therapy in deep sternal wound infections. Group discussion and an anonymous interactive voting system were used to develop content. The recommendations are based on current evidence or, where this was not available, the majority consensus of the international group. The principles of treatment for deep sternal wound infections include early recognition and treatment of infection. V.A.C. therapy should be instigated early, following thorough wound irrigation and surgical debridement. V.A.C. therapy in deep sternal wound infections requires specialist surgical supervision and should only be... (More)
A group of international experts met in May 2006 to develop clinical guidelines on the practical application of vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.)+ therapy in deep sternal wound infections. Group discussion and an anonymous interactive voting system were used to develop content. The recommendations are based on current evidence or, where this was not available, the majority consensus of the international group. The principles of treatment for deep sternal wound infections include early recognition and treatment of infection. V.A.C. therapy should be instigated early, following thorough wound irrigation and surgical debridement. V.A.C. therapy in deep sternal wound infections requires specialist surgical supervision and should only be undertaken by clinicians with adequate experience and training in the use of the technique. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A group of international experts met in May 2006 to develop clinical guidelines on the practical application of vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.)+ therapy in deep sternal wound infections. Group discussion and an anonymous interactive voting system were used to develop content. The recommendations are based on current evidence or, where this was not available, the majority consensus of the international group. The principles of treatment for deep sternal wound infections include early recognition and treatment of infection. V.A.C. therapy should be instigated early, following thorough wound irrigation and surgical debridement. V.A.C. therapy in deep sternal wound infections requires specialist surgical supervision and should only be undertaken by clinicians with adequate experience and training in the use of the technique.},
  author       = {Fleck, Tatjana and Gustafsson, Ronny and Harding, Keith and Ingemansson, Richard and Lirtzman, Mitchell D and Meites, Herbert L and Moidl, Reinhard and Price, Patricia and Ritchie, Andrew and Salazar, Jorge and Sjogren, Johan and Song, David H and Sumpio, Bauer E and Toursarkissian, Boulos and Waldenberger, Ferdinand and Wetzel-Roth, Walter},
  issn         = {1742-481X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {273--280},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {International Wound Journal},
  title        = {The management of deep sternal wound infections using vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C.) therapy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-481X.2006.00273.x},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2006},
}