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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

versión impresa ISSN 0120-5633

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BAUTISTA-VARGAS, William Fernando; RODRIGUEZ GUERRERO, Diego Andrés  y  SAENZ, Luis Carlos. Use of negative pressure systems for the management of infections associated to devices: ‘‘an old therapy with a new use’’. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2017, vol.24, n.1, pp.57-57. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2016.01.027.

Introduction:

Care for patients with infections associated to the device without endocarditis include complete extraction and performing a capsulectomy to avoid reinfection. The use of new elements, such as the negative pressure system, is a new therapy that has shown to reduce recovery time, inpatient stay, need of new interventions due to bleeding or washing and waiting time for a new implant. The goal is to describe the experience of a fourth level centre for managing infections associated with devices without endocarditis using a negative pressure system as part of the therapy.

Methods:

Descriptive retrospective study of the experience of negative pressure therapy for managing patients with device-related infections at a fourth level centre. Five cases are exposed where complete removal of the device, anterior and posterior capsulectomy, surgical washing and negative pressure therapy were performed.

Conclusion:

Presented experience shows that the use of negative pressure therapy is a new therapy protocol that is safe and easy for managing our patients with an infection associated to the device without endocarditis.

Palabras clave : Device; Endocarditis; Pacemaker wires.

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