Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal <p>Diamond Open Access, peer-reviewed academic journal focused on the use of vacuum therapy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>&nbsp;Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See <a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> </ol> <p>We require authors to sign a Publication Agreement prior to publication of the manuscript in NPWTJ. The link to this form may be found below.&nbsp;<br><a title="Publication Agreement" href="">PUBLICATION AGREEMENT FORM</a>&nbsp;<br><br></p> (Wojciech Francuzik) (Wojciech Francuzik) Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 OJS 60 Evaluation of the preoperative preparation effectiveness with the ozone therapy and NPWT usage in patients with pressure sores after spinal cord injuries. <p align="justify"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span lang="en-US">Surgical treatment of 178 patients with pressure sores in the rehabilitation period of traumatic illness was analyzed. A surgical approach of treatment with the use of the NPWT technique in the preoperative period was suggested. A positive effect of NPWT on local microcirculation, neoangiogenesis, bacterial decontamination and tissue repair was found. The indices of immunohistochemical markers CD34, CD68, which reflect the degree of reparative processes in the wound, were determined. The increase in the density of the CD34-expressed vessels and the quantitative index of macrophages CD68</span></span></span><sup><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span lang="en-US">+</span></span></span></sup><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span lang="en-US"> - 40.8 ± 1.7, with the minimal advantage of the functionally active macrophages are the objective criteria of tissue readiness for plastic closure. The use of (local) musculocutaneous flaps with axial blood supply in combination with anatomical and functional resection of the underlying bones was suggested as a method of plastic surgery of pressure-trophic ulcers, which reduced the number of early postoperative complications. Good and satisfactory results were achieved in 109 (90.8%) patients.</span></span></span></p> Igor Plis, Yaroslav Zarutskii ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:41:47 +0200 Successful treatment of postoperative, radiation-associated wound dehiscence around tracheostomy with negative pressure wound therapy. <p align="justify">We present case report of 62-year-old man who underwent total laryngectomy, bilateral neck dissection and radiotherapy due to laryngeal cancer. After 11 months he was reoperated because of a local recurrence. The second procedure was complicated with postoperative wound dehiscence in tracheostomy site which was successfully treated with negative pressure wound therapy. We indicate the difficulties and point technical solutions for negative pressure dressing around the airway.</p> Ewa Migacz, Dominik Walczak, Adam Maciejewski, Wojciech Kukwa ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:27:00 +0200