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Table 3 Progression of open abdominal wounds from initial presentation to end of therapy

From: Negative pressure wound therapy management of the “open abdomen” following trauma: a prospective study and systematic review

Grade Baseline End of therapy
Closed 0 13 (65%)
1a 14 (70.0%) 2 (10%)
1b 5 (25.0%) 1 (5%)
2 1 (5.0%) 2 (10%)
2c 0 0
3 0 0
4 0 2 (10%)
N 20 (100%) 20 (100%)*
  1. Progress of the wounds during therapy was assessed using the Bjorck et al. classification system. *one patient died less than 24 hours after having a baseline assessment. As no other data was available, it was assumed that the wound grade at death was the same as the baseline assessment (Grade 1A).