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Name of Media:

Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: A systematic review


Derek J. Roberts, MD, David A. Zygun, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Jan Grendar, MD, Chad G. Ball, MD, MSc, Helen Lee Robertson, MLIS, Jean-Francois Ouellet, MD, Michael L. Cheatham, MD, and Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, MHSc

Publisher or Source:

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians

Country of Origin:


Primary Focus of Media:

Pre-Use of PICS Designation

COVID-19 Related:



Open abdominal management with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is increasingly used for critically ill trauma and surgery patients. We sought to determine the comparative efficacy and safety of NPWT versus alternate temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques in critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds.

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