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Therapy of spinal wound infections using vacuum-assisted wound closure: risk factors leading to resistance to treatment.

Authors
  • Ploumis, Avraam
  • Mehbod, Amir A
  • Dressel, Thomas D
  • Dykes, Daryll C
  • Transfeldt, Ensor E
  • Lonstein, John E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of spinal disorders & techniques
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2008
Volume
21
Issue
5
Pages
320–323
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BSD.0b013e318141f99d
PMID: 18600140
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

VAC therapy may be an effective adjunct in closing spinal wounds even after the repeat procedures. The MRSA or multibacterial infections seem to be most likely to need repeat debridements and VAC treatment before final wound closure.

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