What is it about?

Open-pore film drainage is a small bore new drainage for ENPT. It is constructed with a very thin double layered open-pore membran.

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Why is it important?

OFD can be inserted through small openings and channel. It is not adherent to tissue as a open-pore polyurethane foam drainage. This new tool can be used for small openings and for active drainage of any secretions.

Perspectives

New indications for intracorporal negative pressure therapy are possible: drainage of reflux after Ivor-Lewis resection or urine drainage. https://endoscopicvacuumtherapy.de/open-pore-film-drainage-ofd/

Dr Gunnar Loske
Katholisches Marienkrankenhaus GmbH

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This page is a summary of: Open-pore film drainage (OFD): a new multipurpose tool for endoscopic negative pressure therapy (ENPT), Endoscopy International Open, July 2018, Thieme Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1055/a-0599-5886.
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