Surgical site infection (SSI) makes patient care more expensive by prolonging antibiotic usage and hospital stay. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been recently reported as a preventive strategy to avoid SSI. We present a simple and low-cost vacuum dressing that may improve surgical wound healing and prevent high-risk wounds from complications.
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