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Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
Tree Number(s)
E02.309.610
E04.237.444
E04.987.550
Unique ID
D054843
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D054843
Scope Note
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
Entry Term(s)
Negative-Pressure Dressings
Topical Negative-Pressure Therapy
Vacuum-Assisted Closure
Public MeSH Note
2008
History Note
2008
Date Established
2008/01/01
Date of Entry
2007/07/09
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy Preferred
Negative-Pressure Dressings Related
Vacuum-Assisted Closure Related
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