ePlasty: Vol. 18
Temporary Abdominal Closure Combined With an Irrigating System Utilizing Hypochlorous Acid Solution to Decrease Abdominal Mucopurulence
Marc R. Matthews, MD, FACS,a Asia N. Quan, PharmD, BCPS,b Alexandra S. Weir, MD,a Kevin N. Foster, MD, MBA, FACS,c and Daniel M. Caruso, MD, FACSa

aDepartment of Surgery, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ; bBurn/Trauma Critical Care Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ; and cDepartment of Surgery, Arizona Burn Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix, AZ

Correspondence: marc_matthews@dmgaz.org

Unfortunately, our dear colleague and co-author of this manuscript, Dr. Daniel M. Caruso, passed away for gastric cancer in September 2017 immediately prior to the submission of this case report.
Keywords: negative pressure wound therapy, temporary abdominal closure, VAC veraflo, abthera device, vashe solution

Introduction: Leaving the abdominal cavity open is a well-described and frequently utilized technique in the treatment of severe intra-abdominal sepsis. Irrigation through a negative pr .......