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Table 3 Outcomes in peritonitis and trauma patients (TAC: temporary abdominal closure, NPWT: negative pressure wound therapy)

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

Indication TACT No. of patients [%] (total = 178) Male gender [%] Definitive closure [%] Fascia closure [%] Complications during treatment [%] Fistula [%] Mortality during open [%]
Peritonitis Bogotà bag + skin closure 28.7 46.5 72.5 62.8 40.0 12.5 27.5
NPWT assisted 46.0 49.3 85.7 53.6 33.3 14.3 14.3
Barker vacuum pack 7.3 63.6 80.0 72.7 70.0 0.0 20.0
Wittmann patch 18.0 48.1 76.9 63.0 61.5 23.1 23.1
Total 100.0 49.3 79.9 59.3 43.2 14.4 20.1
Trauma Bogotà bag + skin closure 49.2 71.0 92.9 74.2 25.0 7.1 7.1
NPWT assisted 28.6 94.4 88.2 77.8 17.6 11.8 11.8
Barker vacuum pack 22.2 78.6 71.4 64.3 14.3 0.0 28.6
Total 100.0 79.4 86.4 73.0 20.3 6.8 13.6