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Table 1 Outcomes divided for open abdomen treatment technique (TAC: temporary abdominal closure, NPWT: negative pressure wound therapy)

From: IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results

TAC technique No. of patients [%] (total = 369) Age [mean(SD)] Male gender [%] No. of dressing [n(SD)] Days of open abdomen [n(SD)] Definitive closure [%] Fascia closure [%] Complications during treatment [%] Fistula [%] Mortality during open [%]
Bogotà bag + skin closure 31.8 56.5 (18.9) 52.5 0.7 (1.1) 5.0 (4.4) 83.2 71.3 35.8 7.4 16.8
NPWT assisted 44.2 58.7 (17.9) 56.9 1.0 (1.6) 5.0 (4.1) 85.7 59.9 32.5 13.5 14.3
Barker vacuum pack 12.7 50.1 (19.9) 69.0 1.1 (1.6) 6.6 (7.2) 75.6 64.3 43.9 2.4 24.4
Wittmann patch 11.4 63 (14.8) 45.7 0.3 (0.6) 6.6 (4.8) 79.4 65.7 58.8 17.6 20.6
Total 100.0 57.4 (18.4) 55.8 0.9 (1.4) 5.4 (4.8) 82.8 64.7 38.2 10.5 17.2