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A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Vacuum-Assisted Dressings (V-AD) in the Management of Open Chest Wounds

2016-06-16 18:23:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Vacuum-assisted dressings (V-AD) are effective in treating patients with open chest wounds (OCW) and will decrease the time-to-closure of such wounds when compared to a historical cohort of patients managed by traditional wound care management.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Open Chest Wounds

Intervention

Wound Vacuum-assisted dressing

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Mayo Clinic

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-06-16T18:23:21-0400

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