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Table 1 The microorganisms involved, the interface dressing used, the negative pressure setting(s), the frequency of changes of dressing and the total period of NPWT

From: Major bleeding during negative pressure wound/V.A.C.® - therapy for postsurgical deep sternal wound infection - a critical appraisal

Microbiology Staphylococcus aureus
  CoNS
  MRSA
  Other
Interface dressing Type
  Layers
Negative pressure setting(s) [mmHg] < 75
  75-100
  100-125
  > 125
Frequency of dressing changes [days] < 3
  3 - 5
  > 5
Total period of NPWT [weeks] < 3
  3 - 5
  > 5
  1. CoNS, Coagulase - negative staphylococci; MRSA, Methicillin - resistant Staphylococcus aureus;