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Minimally Invasive Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy With Instillation (Mini-VAC-Instill) for Pleural Empyema

Hofmann, Hans-Stefan, Neu, Reiner, Potzger, Tobias, Schemm, Rudolf, Grosser, Christian, Szöke, Tamas and Sziklavari, Zsolt (2015) Minimally Invasive Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy With Instillation (Mini-VAC-Instill) for Pleural Empyema. Surgical Innovation 22, pp. 235-239.

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Enthusiasm for minimally invasive thoracic surgery is increasing. Thoracoscopy plays a significant therapeutic role in the fibrinopurulent stage (stage II) of empyema, in which loculated fluid cannot often be adequately drained by chest tube alone. For some debilitated and septic patients, further procedures such as open-window thoracostomy (OWT) with daily wound care or vacuum-assisted closure ...


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Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Herz-, Thorax- und herznahe Gefäßchirurgie
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Keywords:pleural empyema, VAC-instill, minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:35650
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