Cited 5 times since 2012 (0.4 per year) source: EuropePMC International wound journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, 28 4 2012, Pages 348-350 Acute mediastinal bleeding during vacuum-assisted closure. Vos RJ, Yilmaz A, Sonker U, Kloppenburg GT

Vacuum-assisted closure is commonly used to treat post-sternotomy mediastinitis. Several studies show improved outcome using vacuum-assisted therapy; however, risks using negative pressure should not be underestimated. We describe two cases of acute mediastinal bleeding during vacuum treatment for post-sternotomy mediastinitis and discuss preventative measurements.

Int Wound J. 2012 5;10(3):348-350