[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1488727684416{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][heading_title_subtitle title=”Vacuum Therapy” subtitle=”Techniques of wound treatment through the application of prolonged negative pressure (negative pressure wound therapy – NPWT) and the innovative tools of the MINI-VACUUM family.” title_color=”dark_title” border_color=”dark_border” subtitle_color=”dark_subtitle”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1488727803444{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column animation_in_type=”transition.slideUpIn” animation_in_offset=”90″ animation_in_duration=”500″ animation_in_delay=”100″][vc_single_image image=”8181″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1513780745593{margin-bottom: 20px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_column_text]The extended sub-atmospheric pressure system is a relatively recent wound treatment method, applied in the treatment of open, acute and chronic wounds and those that are particularly difficult to treat with conventional strategies, especially when they are infected. It is identified by several acronyms: TNP (topical negative pressure), SAP (sub-atmospheric pressure), VST (vacuum sealing technique), SSS (sealed surface wound suction), VAC ® (vacuum assisted closure ®, the most popular commercial version), NPWT (negative pressure wound therapy) which is currently the most widely used acronym in scientific literature.

The working principle of NPWT is quite simple and there are numerous scientific papers that have described the use of this method in the treatment of various types of lesions, including extensive skinning wounds, infected sternotomies and various soft tissue injuries later treated by surgical suture, grafts or reconstructive surgery. The use of the suction system has also been proposed in the treatment of burns and in association with skin grafts, especially in those areas of the body that have irregular and deep contours, such as the perineum, the upper limb and the axillary cavity. In this circumstance, the vacuum helps to maintain the graft attached to the wound plane, preventing the filtration of exudates to cause instability of the tissue.

There are many systems currently in the market for the production of sub-atmospheric pressure dressings, starting from the first introduction of the method in the U.S. market in 1995. These devices consist of a suction system (pump) which is able to provide controlled levels of continuous or intermittent sub-atmospheric pressure, between -25 and -200 mmHg. There are also portable versions powered by batteries and intended for outpatients; mainly diabetic patients with superficial limb injuries.

The negative pressure is transferred from the vacuum pump to the site of the lesion through a tube that contracts a polyurethane foam dressing with open and cross-linked pores, about 1 mm in diameter. Interposed in the circuit is a 0.5–1L reservoir for the collection of secretions.

At the moment, the systems on the market are not widespread for cost reasons, while the use of NPWT is expanding. In fact, many wounds that, in the past, would not have been indicated for this treatment are now being considered differently; for example, NPWT is able to reduce the incidence of surgical wound infections (so-called surgical site infections) if applied early, such as in the operating room at the end of the surgical intervention. In addition, this type of NPWT application reduces postoperative costs as it can be left in place until the patient is discharged, replacing the traditional daily wound dressing.

On the whole, therefore, health care requires NPWT even more than in the past and the limitation of use lies in the costs of the machinery.

List of pathologies that can be treated:

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The device consists of a system of solenoid valves controlled by a microprocessor that regulates the vacuum level, starting from the top vacuum of the hospital system, down to the levels required by this type of therapy, keeping the levels unaltered over time. With this system, the costs are considerably reduced, since the electric vacuum pump and all of its control and operating accessories are not required. Wound dressing, polyurethane sponges, adhesive films for air-tightness, connecting tubes and secretion collectors remain essentially identical to the devices currently in use.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1494965601897{margin-top: 20px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1494965676712{margin-top: 30px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Innovative Features” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:28|text_align:center|color:%23666666″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1488729840926{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]The Mini Vacuum SMD-01 device is simple and convenient. It exploits the presence of the vacuum systems located at the head of the hospital bed. Hospitals have a standard vacuum outlet in the wall behind the headboard, providing a vacuum level of about 10 mbar (millibar). Usually vacuum sockets are connected a pressure reducer (vacuum) for suctioning the patient’s secretions or maintaining the depression of thoracic aspiration reservoirs. Overall, the use of vacuum suctioning is infrequent; much less frequent than, for example, the use of oxygen supply coming from headboard. In intensive care units, vacuum sockets are usually duplicated.

The Mini Vacuum SMD-01 represents a technological evolution of the pressure reducers (vacuum regulators). Mini Vacuum is inserted into the socket with a pressure connector mechanism and a release ring to remove it.

The device guarantees the desired vacuum level by electronically controlling solenoid valves. The system relies on specially designed water vapor-proof mini-valves made of anti-corrosion plastic. They bear the burden of many cycles of operation per minute without reducing the performance, with very low noise output (patient friendly). The vacuum level is obtained tuning the frequency of the valve opening, rather than the degree of opening.

The mechanism is controlled by a microprocessor that performs numerous functions. First of all, it controls a small screen on the user interface, where it is possible to set the desired pressure with 10% accuracy, start and stop the device, as well as manage the security alarms. The pressure level in the vacuum wall line and in the downstream line towards the patient are continuously checked. Differently from the usual pressure reducers, it guarantees the stability of the working pressure set by the operator. In the standard vacuum reducers, pressure is subject to drift, depending on numerous factors including the flow of the air intake that cannot be controlled by the operator. Mini Vacuum SMD-01 maintains the set pressure level in a wide range of airflow.

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