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negative pressure

n.
Pressure lower than a given reference pressure, generally causing suction rather than exerting an outward pushing force.
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Anscare SIMO NPWT System is designed to decline medical care costs and ease patients' physical and psychological burden of using negative pressure wound therapy.
Wound with exposed vital structures like nerves or vessels were also not included in the study as this is a contraindication for applying the negative pressure wound therapy.
Wihbey, M.D., from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues conducted a randomized controlled, non-blinded study to compare prophylactic negative pressure therapy with standard surgical dressings placed at the time of primary closure of cesarean delivery in obese women with body mass indexes of 35 kg/m[sup.2] or higher.
To compare the efficacy of topical negative pressure hydrocolloid moist dressing with that of a control group using conventional moist wound dressings in healing of chronic ulcers in terms of
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) or vacuum dressings involve the application of a controlled negative pressure on the wound, a method invented in Germany in 1987, when applied for growth of granulation tissue in open fractures, and standardized.
The Prevena system is a disposable negative pressure system designed specifically for the management of closed surgical incisions.
Commonly, buildings exceeding the plant static pressure level experience negative pressure in their tallest parts.
Though single handed technique offers more accurate needle visualization but constantly pulling the needle plunger to maintain the negative pressure while manipulating the needle often becomes difficult and fatigue soon sets in (Figure-1).
Standard & Poor's has placed Australian banks in a basket alongside banks in Russia, Hong Kong, Brazil, Japan and China, indicating that the banks could be facing negative pressures.
The negative pressure zone is set corresponding to an angular range from the receiving position to the delivery position, the non-negative pressure zone is set corresponding to another angular range from the delivery position to the receiving position, and wherein a middle chamber member arranged between the negative pressure chamber drum and the holding section in the radius direction is in communication with the internal space of the negative pressure chamber drum via the first suction pipe and the second suction pipe.
The aim of this study was to compare Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and conventional wound dressings in patients with open fracture wounds.
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