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Surgical views: Vacuum-assisted wound closure: clinical applications.

Kirkby, KA, Wheeler, JL, Farese, JP, Ellison, GW, Bacon, NJ, Sereda, CW and Lewis, DD (2010) Surgical views: Vacuum-assisted wound closure: clinical applications. Compend Contin Educ Vet, 32 (3). E1-E6.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Kirkby, KA
Wheeler, JL
Farese, JP
Ellison, GW
Sereda, CW
Lewis, DD
Date : March 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy, Surgical Wound Infection, Wound Closure Techniques
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:19
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:59

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