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Table 6 Comparison with published literature

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

Reference Method n Fascial closure Mortality Fistula
This Study RENASYS -AB 20 13 (65%) 4 (20%) 1 (5%)
Miller et al. 2004 [12] VAC™ 53 38 8 (15%) 1 (2%)
Garner et al. 2003 [6] 14 13 NR 0
Suliberk et al. 2003 [13] 29 25 6 (21%) 2 (8)
Stone et al. 2004 [14] 48 23 16 (33%) 2 (4%)
Weinberg et al. 2008 [15] 9* 6 NR NR
Arigon et al. 2008[16] 22 6 3 (14%) 0
Batacchi et al. 2010 [17] 35* NR 8 (23%) NR
Labler et al. 2005 [18]   18 12 5 (33%) 0
Total patients reporting relevant end-point 228 193 205 5
Weighted mean (%)   63.7 23.5 2.7
  1. NR = Not Recorded. NA = Not Applicable. * refers to the relevant subgroup (treated with NPWT) of a wider analysis. data extracted from abstract only (article in French). All studies described traumatic patients except Arigon et al. [16] and Batacchi et al. [17] who described a mixed group of aetiologies with the majority of reported patients being relevant to this study.