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Vacuum-assisted wound closure: Clinical applications

Kirkby, KA, Wheeler, JL, Farese, JP, Ellison, GW, Bacon, NJ, Sereda, CW and Lewis, DD (2010) Vacuum-assisted wound closure: Clinical applications Compendium: Continuing Education For Veterinarians, 32 (3).

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Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) is a wound management system that exposes a wound bed to local negative pressure to promote healing. Benefits of VAC therapy include removal of fluid from the extravascular space, improved circulation, enhanced granulation tissue formation, and increased bacterial clearance. VAC therapy has been used extensively in human patients to treat a variety of acute and chronic wound conditions. This article reviews the use of VAC therapy in a variety of wound conditions and describes our experiences with using VAC therapy in dogs and cats at the University of Florida. © Copyright 2010 MediMedia Animal Health.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Kirkby, KA
Wheeler, JL
Farese, JP
Ellison, GW
Sereda, CW
Lewis, DD
Date : 1 March 2010
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:20
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 19:01

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