Prospective Study Examining Clinical Outcomes Associated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System and Barker's Vacuum pack technique.


Study design - A prospective, observational, open-label study was performed to evaluate two TAC techniques in surgical and trauma patients who required TAC following a damage control laparotomy or treatment for either intra-abdominal hypertension or severe sepsis: Barker's Vacuum Packing Technique (BVPT) and the ABThera Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System (KCI USA, Inc., San Antonio, TX, USA).

Study Endpoints - were days to, and rate of 30-day primary fascial closure (PFC) and 30-day all-cause mortality.

Locations: 20 study sites

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