Stefano Rausei (IT)

9 June 2015

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Video Information

Presentation recorded at the 6th International NPWT Expert Meeting, Berlin 20-21 March 2015.
General surgery workstream


Stefano Rausei presented evidence based on 20 years experience in Open Abdomen (OA) management1, concluding that NPWT in OA management is superior to other techniques as it allows easy observation of the abdomen, partially prevents fascial and wound margin retraction, and prevents intra-abdominal hypertension. 

References

1. Rausei S, Dionigi G, Boni L, Rovera F et al., Open Abdomen Management of Intra-Abdominal Infections: Analysis of a Twenty-Year Experience. Surgical Infections. 2014. 15; (3):200-206.