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Open Abdomen Management


About Open Abdomen Management

ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy is designed to actively
manage the open abdomen by:
 
  • Removing peritoneal fluid and helping reduce edema
  • Providing medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain1
  • Helping isolate viscera and protect abdominal contents from external environment
  • Providing separation between abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
  • Allowing rapid access for re-entry without requiring sutures for placement
  • Providing a moist environment

ABTHERA™ Therapy has been shown in clinical studies to be associated with positive clinical outcomes.2,3
 

The Science Behind Our Products

Our solutions are built on a deep understanding of wound healing, supported by a large body of clinical evidence

Why It Matters

Clinical research has shown that removing potentially detrimental peritoneal fluid and achieving primary fascial closure are important goals when managing patients who require an open abdomen for the treatment of critical illness.4

The method of temporary abdominal closure chosen may play an important role in patient outcomes2,5,6

In the twenty-center observational prospective study comparing ABTHERA™ Therapy to Barker’s vacuum-packing technique in trauma and surgical patients, ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy was associated with a significantly improved 30-day primary fascial closure rate, and a 30-day all cause mortality rate (p=0.03 and 0.01 respectively).2
 

Explore Products for Open Abdomen Management

Active Abdominal Therapy
The ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy (NPT) System is indicated for temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeated abdominal entries are necessary. The intended use of this system is for use in open abdominal wounds, with exposed viscera, including but not limited to abdominal compartment syndrome.

Clinician Resources

Acelity offers the ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System for management
of the open abdomen.
 

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