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A protective device for negative-pressure therapy in patients with mediastinitis.

Ingemansson, Richard LU ; Malmsjö, Malin LU and Lindstedt Ingemansson, Sandra LU (2013) In Annals of Thoracic Surgery 95(1). p.362-364
Abstract
A devastating complication associated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after cardiac surgical intervention is heart rupture resulting in serious bleeding. The benefit of a rigid barrier between the underlying organs and the sharp sternal edges has been demonstrated in pigs. In the present article, we present our first 6 patients with deep sternal wound infection treated with NPWT in combination with a protective device. The median duration of NPWT was 8 days (range, 6-14 days). No major bleeding or signs of organ damage were observed. The use of a protective device seems to decrease the risk of bleeding complications.
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1552-6259
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10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.027
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  abstract     = {A devastating complication associated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after cardiac surgical intervention is heart rupture resulting in serious bleeding. The benefit of a rigid barrier between the underlying organs and the sharp sternal edges has been demonstrated in pigs. In the present article, we present our first 6 patients with deep sternal wound infection treated with NPWT in combination with a protective device. The median duration of NPWT was 8 days (range, 6-14 days). No major bleeding or signs of organ damage were observed. The use of a protective device seems to decrease the risk of bleeding complications.},
  author       = {Ingemansson, Richard and Malmsjö, Malin and Lindstedt Ingemansson, Sandra},
  issn         = {1552-6259},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {362--364},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Annals of Thoracic Surgery},
  title        = {A protective device for negative-pressure therapy in patients with mediastinitis.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.08.027},
  volume       = {95},
  year         = {2013},
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