Management of Laparotomy Wound Dehiscence
- V.A.C.ï¿½ Abdominal Dressing System. Labler, Ludwig; Zwingmann, J�rn; Mayer, Dieter; Stocker, Reto; Trentz, Otmar; Keel, Marius // European Journal of Trauma;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p488
Background and Purpose: The study reports experience with the recently commercially available V.A.C.ï¿½ Abdominal Dressing System, a system designed for a temporary closure of an open abdomen situation under negative pressure. The method allows a late primary fascial closure after laparotomy...
- Latrogenic splenic injury: Prevention and treatment. Sharma, Dhananjaya // Indian Journal of Surgery;May/Jun2004, Vol. 66 Issue 3, p146
Offers information on iatrogenic splenic injury, a complication associated with abdominal surgery. Anatomy of the spleen; Types of splenic injury; Risk factors for iatrogenic splenic trauma; Ways to prevent iatrogenic splenic injury.
- Our Late PTFE Graft Infection Cases. G�/4rb�/4z, Ali; Yetkin, Ufuk; Tetik, �mer; G�ktogan, Tayfun; Bayrak, Serdar; Bademci, Mehmet; �zcem, Bar�in // Internet Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery;2008, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p13
The article presents three polytetraflouroenthylene (PTFE) grafts cases in which methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) has already grown. It says the first case has his left femoropopliteal graft infected after operation due to incorrect dressing for wound. The second case underwent...
- HOW TO SUCCEED WITH WET-TO-DRY DRESSINGS. Chang, Lana Fourshee; Chang, Lana Foushee // RN;Jan79, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p63
Presents guidelines for nurses on applying wet-to-dry dressings. Function of wet-to-dry dressings to debride the wound; Step-by-step guide to proper procedure; Selection of the right type of solution used to soak the dressing. INSET: WET-TO-DRY DRESSINGS: Step-by-Step guide to proper....
- Secondary wound dressings: an evaluation of Alldress. Gray, David G.; White, Richard; Russell, Fiona; Cooper, Pam J. // British Journal of Nursing;9/26/2002, Vol. 11 Issue 17, p1157
Describes the management of cases where Alldress was used as secondary wound dressing. Clinical and cost implications; Comparison with alternative dressings; Level of clinical performance required to administer the dressing.
- Ask: The Treatment Expert. Wickard, Susan // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Jul2011, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p8
The article provides an answer to a question on the best dressing for wet wounds.
- Effectiveness of silver dressings questioned. // Practice Nurse;4/30/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 8, p8
The article focuses on a review by the "Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin" which concludes that silver dressings are unsuitable for acute wounds.
- Regulatory & Healthcare News. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;10/29/2011, Issue 640, p11
The article announces that advancements in antimicrobial and interactive dressings, synthetic tissue sealant and the adoption of anti-adhesives will fuel the growth of the U.S. wound and tissue management market beyond 10.4 billion U.S. dollars by 2018.
- A practical guide to wound care. Thompson, Julia; Moore, Amy Slugg // RN;Jan2000, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p48
Discusses the basic protocols for wound care, along with the myriad dressings available for use. Importance of a complete health history and thorough physical assessment; Examination of the wound; Establishment of a local wound care protocol; Goal of wound cleaning; Main categories of...