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Management of the Open Abdomen
A Prospective Study Examining Clinical Outcomes Associated with the Management of the Open Abdomen with the Abthera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System and Barker’s Vacuum-Packing Technique (BVPT)
Joy Steele, BSN (267) 971-0021
Recruiting at HUP
Key Inclusion Criteria
  • Open Abdomen with the initial Temporary Abdominal Closure (TAC) with Abthera or BVPT
Key Exclusion Criteria
  • BMI >40
  • Receiving or planning to receive peritoneal dialysis
  • Pre-existing bleeding disorder and/or terminal illness

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