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ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy

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ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing
ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing
ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing
ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing
ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Dressing
ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Dressing

ABTHERA Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy is a Temporary Abdominal Closure System that Allows Surgeons to Take Control Early when Managing a Challenging Open Abdomen, Helping to Achieve Primary Fascial Closure.

ABTHERA Therapy is designed to:
 
  • Actively remove fluid and help reduce edema12
  • Provide medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain234
  • Help protect abdominal contents from external environment
  • Provide separation between the abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
  • Allows for rapid access for re-entry and does not require sutures for placement
 

Overview

Specifically Designed for the Management of the Open Abdomen

Positive Clinical and Economic Outcomes
 
Multiple clinical studies have shown ABTHERATherapy is associated with improved clinical outcomes and a decrease in resource utilization.
 

The Next Generation in Temporary Abdominal Closure
 
The ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing features the ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam.  The unique configuration of the foam is designed to collapse medially when negative pressure is applied, actively drawing wound edges together.
 
Learn more about the ABTHERA ADVANCE Open Abdomen Dressing
 

How it Works

  • About
  • Specifications
  • Materials For Download

About

Designed for simplicity, ease-of-use and rapid application

Key Components for ABTHERA Therapy:
 
 
  • ABTHERA Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer:
 
  • Provides separation between abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
  • Re-entry into the abdomen is easily accessible
  • No sutures required for placement, minimizing fascial damage
  • Manifolds negative pressure throughout the open abdomen
  • Fenestrations enable active fluid removal from the paracolic gutters when negative pressure is applied
     
  • ABTHERA Perforated Foam and ABTHERA ADVANCE Perforated Foam:
 
  • Delivers negative pressure from the Negative Pressure Therapy Unit to the Visceral Protective Layer
  • Promotes active fluid removal
  • Provides medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain
 
  • Drape:
 
  • Provides a closed system to help isolate and protect abdominal contents from the external environment
 
When negative pressure is applied, the foam transfers negative pressure from the therapy unit to the visceral protective layer (VPL).  Exudate and infectious material throughout the abdomen and within the paracolic gutters are removed through the VPL.  At the same time, the perforated foam and the encapsulated foam within the VPL collapse medially, drawing fascial edges closer together, helping minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain.

Specifications

ABTHERA™ Therapy Unit
Dimensions :                                  11.0”H x 11.25”L x 6.0”D (27.94cm x 28.6cm x 5.2cm) 
Weight (Therapy Unit only) :        5.7lbs/2.6kg
Canister Volume :                          1,000mL
Electrical : Power Supply Input:   100V~ -240V~ 50/60Hz
Power Supply Current :                 2.5A max (100V)0.9A (100V~), 0.4A(240V~)
Current Leakage :                          <100 Microamps
Battery run life :                            ~2 hours
Battery charge time :                    ~8 hours
 
Storage Conditions
Temperature Range                       -20°F(-29°C) to 140°F(60°C)
 
Operating Conditions
Temperature Range:                       50°F(10°C) to 100°F(38°C)
Altitude Range Optimum
Performance:                                   0 to 8, 000ft (0 to 2438m)
 
ABTHERA Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer
Dimensions :                                   665mm x 802mm
Encapsulated Foam Thickness :    10mm
Polyurethane Layer Thickness :    160 microns
Shelf Life 3 years at room temperature
Sterile, made without natural rubber latex
 

Indications & Applications

Indications & Applications

  • Indications
  • Applications

Indications for Use

Instructions for Use:

Before use, physicians should review complete risk information and essential prescribing information which can be found in the Product Instructions for Use .
 
  • Temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary
  • Intended use of the system is for use in open abdominal wounds, with exposed viscera, including, but not limited to, abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Intended care setting is a closely monitored area within the acute care hospital, such as the ICU. The abdominal dressing will most often be applied in the operating theater
 

Applications

Evidence & Outcomes

ABTHERA Therapy has been shown in clinical studies to be associated with positive clinical and economic outcomes. Several key studies are listed below.
 

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.

Evidence & Outcomes

Evidence & Outcomes

Title Study Type Date Authors