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vacuum

 [vak´u-um]
a space devoid of air or other gas.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vac·uum

(vak'yūm),
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vac·u·um

(vak'yūm)
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vac·u·um

(vak'yūm)
An empty space, one practically exhausted of air or gas.
[L. ntr. of vacuus, empty]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Endoscopic vacuum therapy in the late diagnosed iatrogenic esophageal perforation: The convenience of using fluoroscopy.
Vacuum therapy made it possible to keep the wound sterile free of exudates by continuous suction and helped in granulation for all wounds thus making it possible to close them by secondary intention by secondary suturing or by skin graft.
[Bacteriologic and cytologic evaluation of vacuum therapy of suppurative wounds.] Vestn Khir 1988;141:48-52.
The patented Rejoyn vacuum therapy system is designed for those who cannot achieve a partial or full erection.
The average duration of vacuum therapy in the treatment of the 313 patients with infected wounds was 16.7 days with an average of 3.1 dressing changes.
After 6 days of vacuum therapy at 100 mm Hg with one dressing change, healthy granulation tissue had formed along the length of the wound (figure, C).
Vacuum therapy has also been used in the treatment of donor sites, particularly in areas that are difficult to manage using conventional techniques such as those on the radial forearm.
Vacuum therapy as an intermediate phase in wound closure: a clinical experience.
The company recently added the Rejoyn Constriction Ring set and Rejoyn Vacuum Therapy System to its line.