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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy

"Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 62 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2011 and 2014 and 2018
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