Patrick V. Marasco, MD, Claire Sanger, DO, SE Gordon, BS, Jordan Simpson BS,
Michael Morykwas PhD, Malcolm Marks MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
2005 V116, Number 3 supplement, No. 28
This study compared the WIB with the standard techniques of pulsatile lavage. Use of the [PulseCare]device decreased the amount of projectile and aerosolized pathogens during irrigation. The results showed statistically significant differences overall and at all 3 distances of exposure measured. A comparison of bacterial growth results concludes that the use of the WIB decreases contamination of the treatment facility and reduces exposure risk to operating room personnel.
PulseCare's wound irrigation bag can prevent aerosol contamination during pulse lavage. This article describes the dangers of not using appropriate containment technology with pulse lavage treatment:
Mark S. Granick, MD, Mayer Tenenhaus, MD, Kevin R. Knox, MD, Jason P. Ulm, MD
Ostomy Wound Management,
FDA Patient Safety News
J. Angobaldo, MD; C. Sanger, DO; M. Marks, MD
Posted: 09/23/2008; Wounds. 2008;20(6):167-170. © 2008 HMP Communications
Svoboda SJ, Bice TG, Gooden HA, Brooks DE, Thomas DB, Wenke JC
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006 Oct;88(10):2167-74
Source: United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
Randall Wolcott, M.D., C.W.S., Scott Dowd, Ph.D.
Current Concepts in Wound Healing, Supplement to Plastic and Reconstructive
Surgery, Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,
Volume 127, Number 15, January Supplement 2011
Chester H. Ho, Toula Bensitel, Xiaofeng Want, Kath M. Bogie
PhysicalTherapy, Research Report, Volume 92, Number 1, January 2012
World Health Organizations declares “there is a pressing need for new products to be
brought to market for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious disease."