Less Frequent Dressing Changes With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduces Injured Children’s Pain and Fear
- 0 Comments
- 3230 reads
The authors recommend NPWT as the first choice for injured children because it brings much comfort to them.
Ethical considerations. The procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of our institutional committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 1983.
Financial disclosure. The authors herewith certify that: we have no financial, academic, or personal relationships with any companies that produce or market products or services relevant to the topic of this manuscript.
1. Bapat V, El-Muttardi N, Young C, Venn G, Roxburgh J. Experience with vacuum-assisted closure of sternal wound infections following cardiac surgery and evaluation of chronic complications associated with its use. J Card Surg. 2008;23(3):227-233.
2. Canavese F, Krajbich JI. Use of vacuum assisted closure in instrumented spinal deformities for children with postoperative deep infections. Indian J Orthop. 2010;44(2):177-183.
3. Tamhankar AP, Ravi K, Everitt NJ. Vacuum assisted closure therapy in the treatment of mesh infection after hernia repair. Surgeon. 2009;7(5):316-318.
4. Moues CM, van den Bemd GJ, Heule F, Hovius SE. Comparing conventional gauze therapy to vacuum-assisted closure wound therapy: a prospective randomised trial. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(6):672-681.
5. Stojadinovic A, Carlson JW, Schultz GS, Davis TA, Elster EA. Topical advances in wound care. Gynecol Oncol. 2008;111(2 Suppl):70-80.
6. Schultz GS, Barillo DJ, Mozingo DW, Chin Ga; Wound Bed Advisory Board Members. Wound bed preparation and a brief history of TIME. Int Wound J. 2004;1(1):19-32.
7. Dowsett C, Ayello E. TIME principles of chronic wound bed preparation and treatment. Br J Nurs. 2004;13(15):S16-23.
8. Nather A, Chionh SB, Han AY, Chan PP, Nambiar A. Effectiveness of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy in the healing of chronic diabetic foot ulcers. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010;39(5):353-358.
9. Clare MP, Fitzgibbons TC, McMullen ST, Stice RC, Hayes DF, Henkel L. Experience with the vacuum assisted closure negative pressure technique in the treatment of non-healing diabetic and dysvascular wounds. Foot Ankle Int. 2002;23(10):896-901.
10. Nease C. Using low pressure, NPWT for wound preparation and the management of split-thickness skin grafts in 3 patients with complex wound. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2009;55(6):32-42.
11. Caniano DA, Ruth B, Teich S. Wound management with vacuum-assisted closure: experience in 51 pediatric patients. J Pediatr Surg. 2005;40(1):128-132.
12. Heller L, Levin SL, Butler CE. Management of abdominal wound dehiscence using vacuum assisted closure in patients with compromised healing. Am J Surg. 2006;191(2):165-172.
13. US Food and Drug Administration. Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems. Available at: www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm244211.htm
14. Attinger CE, Janis JE, Steinberg J, Schwartz J, Al-Attar A, Couch K. Clinical approach to wounds: debridement and wound bed preparation including the use of dressings and wound-healing adjuvants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(7 Suppl):72S-109S.
15. Sposato G, Molea G, Di Caprio G, Scioli M, La Rusca I, Ziccardi P. Ambulant vacuum-assisted closure of skin-graft dressing in the lower limbs using a portable mini-VAC device. Br J Plast Surg. 2001;54(3):235-237.
16. Scherer LA, Shiver S, Chang M, Meredith JW, Owings JT. The vacuum assisted closure device: a method of securing skin grafts and improving graft survival. Arch Surg.