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Negative-Pressure Therapy in the Postoperative Treatment of Incisional Hernioplasty Wounds: A Pilot Study

Olona, Carles PhD; Duque, Enric MD; Caro, Aleidis PhD; Jiménez, Andrea MD; Moreno, Félix MD; Coronas, Jose M. MD; Vicente, Vicente PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000442873.48590.b5
Features: Original Investigations

ABSTRACT: Negative pressure therapy has proven useful in the treatment of the complex complications of surgical wounds. In this pilot study, the authors found that the negative pressure system can be used safely in the postoperative period of incisional hernia surgery and reduces the number of days of drainage.

Carles Olona, PhD, is a Surgeon Specialist; and Enric Duque, MD, is a Resident at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Aleidis Caro, PhD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Parc Taulí University Hospital, Sabadell, Spain. Andrea Jiménez, MD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Félix Moreno, MD, is a Resident at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Jose M. Coronas, MD, is a Surgeon Specialist at the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain. Vicente Vicente, PhD, is Head of the General and Digestive Surgery Department, Joan XXIII University Hospital, Tarragona, Spain.

Acknowledgment: The authors would like to thank the Language Service of the Rovira I Virgili University for translating the original text of the article. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted September 13, 2012; accepted in revised form January 17, 2013.

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