VACUUM-ASSISTED WOUND CARE IN CHILDREN

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Vacuum closure of the wounds is well known in adult patients. In our small series of patients, vacuum-assisted therapy was adapted in complex pediatric wounds in severely ill infants. Application of the technology of negative pressure was performed in 14 small patients for treatment wound defects after soft tissue and abdominal surgery. In all cases we observed resolution of infection process, fast healing of soft tissue and open abdominal wounds.

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Yu. A. Kozlov

Irkutsk Municipal Pediatric Clinical hospital; Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Continuing Education

Author for correspondence.
Email: yunherz@hotmail.com
Russian Federation

V. A. Novozhilov

Irkutsk Municipal Pediatric Clinical hospital; Irkutsk State Medical University; Irkutsk State Medical Academy of Continuing Education

Email: noemail@neicon.ru
Russian Federation

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