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ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy

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ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy is a Temporary Abdominal Closure System that Allows Surgeons to Take Control Early when Managing a Challenging Open Abdomen, Helping to Achieve Primary Fascial Closure.

ABTHERA™ Therapy is designed to:

  • Actively remove fluid and help reduce edema1,2
  • Provide medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain2,3,4
  • Help protect abdominal contents from external environment
  • Provide separation between the abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
  • Allows for rapid access for re-entry and does not require sutures for placement

    Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.

 


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

Overview

Specifically Designed for the Management of the Open Abdomen

 

Positive Clinical and Economic Outcomes

 

Multiple clinical studies have shown ABTHERA™ Therapy is associated with improved clinical outcomes and a decrease in resource utilization.
 

The Next Generation in Temporary Abdominal Closure

 

The ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing features the ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam.  The unique configuration of the foam is designed to collapse medially when negative pressure is applied, actively drawing wound edges together.

 

Learn more about the ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing.

How it Works

  • ABOUT
  • SPECIFICATIONS

Designed for simplicity, ease-of-use and rapid application

Key Components for ABTHERA™ Therapy:
 
ABTHERA™ Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer:

  • Provides separation between abdominal wall and viscera, protecting abdominal contents
  • Re-entry into the abdomen is easily accessible
  • No sutures required for placement, minimizing fascial damage
  • Manifolds negative pressure throughout the open abdomen
  • Fenestrations enable active fluid removal from the paracolic gutters when negative pressure is applied

ABTHERA™ Perforated Foam and ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam:

  • Delivers negative pressure from the Negative Pressure Therapy Unit to the Visceral Protective Layer
  • Promotes active fluid removal
  • Provides medial tension, which helps minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain

Drape:

  • Provides a closed system to help isolate and protect abdominal contents from the external environment
 
When negative pressure is applied, the foam transfers negative pressure from the therapy unit to the visceral protective layer (VPL).  Exudate and infectious material throughout the abdomen and within the paracolic gutters are removed through the VPL.  At the same time, the perforated foam and the encapsulated foam within the VPL collapse medially, drawing fascial edges closer together, helping minimize fascial retraction and loss of domain.
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ABTHERA™ Therapy Unit
 
Dimensions :                                  11.0”H x 11.25”L x 6.0”D (27.94cm x 28.6cm x 5.2cm) 
Weight (Therapy Unit only) :        5.7lbs/2.6kg
Canister Volume :                          1,000mL
Electrical : Power Supply Input:   100V~ -240V~ 50/60Hz
Power Supply Current :                 2.5A max (100V)0.9A (100V~), 0.4A(240V~)
Current Leakage :                          <100 Microamps
Battery run life :                            ~2 hours
Battery charge time :                    ~8 hours
 
 
Storage Conditions
Temperature Range                       -20°F(-29°C) to 140°F(60°C)
 
 
Operating Conditions
Temperature Range:                       50°F(10°C) to 100°F(38°C)
Altitude Range Optimum
Performance:                                   0 to 8, 000ft (0 to 2438m)
 
 
ABTHERA™ Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer
Dimensions :                                   665mm x 802mm
Encapsulated Foam Thickness :    10mm
Polyurethane Layer Thickness :    160 microns
Shelf Life 3 years at room temperature
Sterile, made without natural rubber latex

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.


  • Temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary
  • Intended use of the system is for use in open abdominal wounds, with exposed viscera, including, but not limited to, abdominal compartment syndrome
  • Intended care setting is a closely monitored area within the acute care hospital, such as the ICU. The abdominal dressing will most often be applied in the operating theater

Evidence & Outcomes

ABTHERA™ Therapy has been shown in clinical studies to be associated with positive clinical and economic outcomes. Several key studies are listed below.

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE Negative Pressure Therapy: A Viable Option for General Surgical Management of the Open Abdomen.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2012
AUTHORS Franklin ME, et al.
  • ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing
       
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    product

    ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing

    (1) ABTHERA™ Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer
    (2) ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam
    (4) Drapes
    (1) SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing Set
    This dressing is for use with the INFOV.A.C.™  Therapy Unit and V.A.C.ULTA™  Therapy Unit.  It is not for use with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy provided by the V.A.C.ULTA™  Therapy Unit. 

     
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  • ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing
    PRODUCT ORDERING OPTION
     
    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressings

    ABTHERA SENSAT.R.A.C ADVANCE™ Open Abdomen Dressing

    (1) ABTHERA™ Fenestrated Visceral Protective Layer
    (2) ABTHERA ADVANCE™ Perforated Foam
    (4) Drapes
    (1) SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing Set
    This dressing is for use with the INFOV.A.C.™  Therapy Unit and V.A.C.ULTA™  Therapy Unit.  It is not for use with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy provided by the V.A.C.ULTA™  Therapy Unit. 

     
     
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  • ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Dressing
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    activac therapy system

    Abthera Therapy Unit
    Therapy unit with power cord

     
     
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    Abthera™ Canister

        1,000 ml Canister


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    Abthera™ Open Abdomen Dressing

    (1) Abthera Fenstrated Visceral Protective Layer

    (2) ABTHERA Perforated Foam

    (4) Drapes

    (1) ABTHERA Open Abdomen Tubing Set


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    Abthera™ Open Abdomen Tubing Set

        Standalone tubing set, specifically designed for the ABTHERA      System.


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