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Table 4 Number of patients developing abdominal wound related complications

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

  Incidence
Complication Baseline End of therapy* At any point during therapy
Fistula 0 0 1 (5%)
Bowel necrosis 1 (5%) 1 (5.3%) 2 (10%)
Bowel evisceration 4 (20%) 2 (10.5%) 5 (25%)
Infection / sepsis 5 (25%) 5 (26.3%) 8 (40%)
  1. The incidence of complications was recorded per patient. N=20 except * (where n=19 due to one patient dying after having a baseline assessment).