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Low acuity dressing with integral pump

Systems, assemblies, and methods for providing negative-pressure therapy to a tissue site are described. The system can include an absorbent and a sealing layer configured to cover the absorbent. ... Kci Licensing Inc

System and apparatus for treating a tissue site having an in-line canister

A canister for use in administering reduced pressure to a tissue site includes a center body, a first end cap, and a second end cap. The center body includes a first end, second end, and a number of fluidly separate body conduits. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Alarm system

Described herein are alarm systems for suction devices for reduced pressure therapy. Alarms systems provide alerts to the patient and/or practitioner regarding the ability of the suction device to continue to provide negative pressure to a tissue region. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Ambulatory therapy system incorporating activity and environmental sensing capability

A system for providing therapy to a tissue site is described. The system can include a light sensor, a motion sensor, and a controller. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Manually-actuated reduced pressure treatment system having regulated pressure capabilities

A reduced pressure treatment apparatus includes a charging chamber storing a first pressure less than an ambient pressure and a regulated chamber storing a second pressure less than the ambient pressure. The first pressure is less than the second pressure. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Multi-orientation canister for use with a reduced pressure treatment system

Systems and methods for reduced pressure tissue treatments, including a multi-orientation canister. The canister includes an inlet for receiving fluids from a tissue site, and a main chamber in fluid communication with the inlet for receiving fluids from the inlet. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Dressing with contracting layer for linear tissue sites

Systems, apparatuses, and methods for closing an opening through a surface of a tissue site are described. The system includes a sealing member adapted to cover the opening to form a sealed space and a negative-pressure source adapted to be fluidly coupled to the sealed space to provide negative pressure to the sealed space. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Patterned neo-epithelialization dressings, systems, and methods

Systems, methods, and apparatuses arc presented that involve forming patterns on neo-epithelium that allow increased functionality and may more nearly resemble the original epithelium. In one instance, a patterned neo-epithelium dressing for treating a tissue site having granulation tissue includes an interface member for placing proximate the granulation tissue and a plurality of three-dimensional features formed on a second, patient-facing side of the interface member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Absorbent substrates for harvesting skin grafts

Methods and devices for management of fluids during skin graft transplantation are disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, absorbent substrates for transplanting skin grafts are disclosed having a surface adapted to contact at least one excised skin graft and engage said graft for removal from a donor site; a sealing member at least partially surrounding an absorbent material disposed within the enclosure; wherein at least a portion of the skin-contacting surface is porous and in fluid communication with the absorbent layer to capture fluids.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Dressing providing apertures with multiple orifice sizes for negative-pressure therapy

In one example embodiment, an apparatus for treating a tissue site may include a contact layer formed from a compressible material. The contact layer may include a plurality of apertures extending at least partially through the contact layer. ... Kci Licensing Inc

System and method for applying reduced pressure at a tissue site

The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a manually-actuated pump and method for applying reduced pressure at a tissue site. The manually-actuated pump includes at least one variable volume chamber that is manually compressible into a plurality of positions. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Dressing with variable contraction zones

A manifold for treating a tissue site may include a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The second side of the manifold may be configured to face the tissue site, and to contract a greater amount than the first side of the manifold when exposed to a compressive force. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Apparatus and method for administering reduced pressure treatment to a tissue site

The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to a system and method for administering reduced pressure at a tissue site. The apparatus includes a reduced pressure source. ... Kci Licensing Inc

Dressing and method for applying reduced pressure to and collecting and storing fluid from a tissue site

A reduced pressure dressing for applying reduced pressure treatment to a tissue site includes an interface layer adapted to be positioned at the tissue site. An absorbent layer is in fluid communication with the interface layer to absorb liquid from at least one of the interface layer and the tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221212

Medical drape having an ultra-thin drape film and a thick adhesive coating

A system for treating a tissue site includes a pressure source to apply reduced pressure, and a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site. The system includes a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and the manifold. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221211

Absorbent dressing and method

A system that may be adapted to distribute reduced pressure to a tissue site may include a dressing and a sealing member. The dressing may include a manifold layer, a storage layer, and a plurality of retainers. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214316

Devices, systems, and methods for instillation of foamed fluid with negative pressure wound therapy

Systems and methods for delivering a foamed fluid to a wound of a patient (e.g., through a wound dressing covering the wound and coupled to the skin around the wound).. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214315

Multi-layer abdominal closure dressing with instillation capabilities

A treatment system for applying negative pressure therapy and fluid instillation treatment to a tissue site, particularly an abdominal tissue site, is disclosed. In some embodiments, the treatment system may include a dressing member, a plurality of fluid removal pathways, a fluid instillation matrix, a drape, a negative-pressure source, and a fluid instillation source. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214314

Reduced-pressure wound dressings

Systems, methods, and dressings for treating a linear wound, such as an incision, on a patient are presented. The systems, dressings, and methods involve a sealed wound dressing assembly that helps form a fluid seal around the linear wound while simultaneously encompassing a subcutaneous delivery conduit to deliver fluid to or from a subcutaneous tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214313

Dressing with increased apposition force

In some embodiments, a dressing assembly may include a dressing bolster, an interface seal, and a base layer. The dressing bolster may include a first side, a second side, and a periphery. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214312

Dressing with sealing and retention interface

A dressing for treating a tissue site may include a base layer, a sealing member, a first and a second wicking layer, and an absorbent layer. The base layer may have a periphery surrounding a central portion and a plurality of apertures disposed through the periphery and the central portion. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207329

Manually-actuated reduced pressure treatment system with audible leak indicator

Illustrative embodiments of new and useful systems and methods for reduced-pressure therapy are described. One example embodiment is a manually-actuated pump for applying reduced-pressure therapy. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200419

Multi-orientation fluid management

Apparatuses for multi-orientation fluid management are described. In some example embodiments, an apparatus for managing fluids and manifolding material. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200415

System for purging negative pressure wound therapy system

Systems and methods for purging a negative pressure wound therapy system.. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185629

Apparatus for irrigation with negative pressure

A system is described herein that can irrigate a tissue site using negative-pressure. The system may include a tissue interface configured to be placed adjacent to the tissue site, and a sealing member configured to be placed over the tissue interface to form a sealed space. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177930

System and method for multiple direction flexible inline canister

A system and apparatus for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure and collecting fluids from the tissue site is disclosed. The system may include a reduced-pressure source, a pouch in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source, and a dressing in fluid communication with the pouch. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177928

System and method for managing reduced pressure delivered to a tissue site

An apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a pump for supplying reduced pressure to the tissue site, a motor coupled to the pump to propel the pump, and a drive system electrically coupled to the motor that includes a power source that provides a source of direct current power to the motor during an operational period at a substantially constant current and of sufficient magnitude to supply a targeted reduced pressure during the operational period. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177925

Devices and methods for treatment of damaged tissue

Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169310

Low-profile reduced pressure treatment system

A low-profile reduced pressure treatment apparatus and system are provided. The apparatus includes a moldable conduit holder, a conduit through the conduit holder, and a flexible base. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169308

Reduced pressure tissue therapy device

Disclosed herein are devices and methods for reduced pressure tissue therapy. Some variations of suction devices for reduced pressure tissue therapy comprise a housing, a suction force generating mechanism located within the housing, and a storage module configured to retain tissue exudates. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168916

Reduced pressure treatment system having blockage clearing and dual-zone pressure protection capabilities

A method of treating a tissue site is provided. The method includes applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site with a reduced pressure source. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168868

Synthetic granulating gauze for use with reduced-pressure treatment systems

A manifold member for use in applying reduced pressure to a tissue site on a patient looks or feels like medical cotton gauze but has a plurality of plurality of interlocking synthetic fibers and a plurality of asperities that provide enhanced performance. Other manifold members, systems, and methods are disclosed.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168867

Reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure systems and methods

A reduced-pressure, deep-tissue closure device for applying a closing force on a deep tissue includes a contractible matrix that is formed with a first plurality of apertures and which has a first side and a second, inward-facing side. The contractible matrix is for disposing proximate to the deep tissue. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161213

Absorbent conduit and system

A conduit for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure may include a primary lumen and at least one secondary lumen. A wall of the conduit may include a first wall material and a second wall material. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154126

Systems and methods for delivering fluid to a wound therapy dressing

Provided are systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure source provides negative pressure to a wound dressing and positive pressure to an actuator that expels fluid from a fluid reservoir.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153570

Disruptive dressing for use with negative pressure and fluid instillation

A method and apparatus for disrupting material at a tissue site is described. A contact layer may be selected for use on the tissue site and positioned adjacent to the tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140822

Apparatus for negative-pressure therapy and irrigation

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for irrigating a tissue site are described. The system can include a tissue interface and a sealing member configured to be placed over the tissue site to form a sealed space, and a negative-pressure source fluidly coupled to the sealed space. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140814

Autonomous fluid instillation system and method with tissue site pressure monitoring

A system and method for providing fluid to a tissue site is described. The method fluidly couples an instillation therapy system to the tissue site and monitors a pressure supplied to the tissue site by a reduced-pressure source with the instillation therapy system for a time period. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137746

System and method for distinguishing leaks form a disengaged canister condition in a reduced pressure treatment system

A method of distinguishing leak detection and canister disengagement in a reduced pressure treatment system includes monitoring an actual power level and a source pressure of a reduced pressure pump. The actual power level is compared to a target power level, and the source pressure is compared to a first alarm pressure and a second alarm pressure. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125719

Reduced-pressure, compression systems and apparatuses for use on a curved body part

A system for providing a force to a desired area on a curved body part of a person includes a dressing assembly shaped and configured to be placed on the desired area of the person, a releaseable circumferential member surrounding the curved body part that holds the dressing assembly against the desired area, a sealing subsystem for providing a fluid seal over the dressing assembly and the person's skin, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for providing a reduced pressure to the dressing assembly. When reduced pressure is supplied, the system generates the force against the desired area on the curved body part.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125718

Evaporative fluid pouch and systems for use with body fluids

An inline storage-and-liquid-processing pouch for use with body fluids from a patient is presented that involves introducing body fluids into a first chamber in the storage-and-liquid-processing pouch and flowing air through a second chamber. The chambers are separated by a high-moisture-vapor-transfer-rate member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125698

Reduced-pressure systems, devices, and methods for treating a tissue site that includes a fistula

Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed that involve a fistula-isolating device for use when reduced pressure is applied to a wound bed having a fistula. In one instance, the fistula-isolating device includes an adjustable passageway member and a perimeter member that contracts under reduced pressure and that automatically accommodates wound beds of different heights. ... Kci Licensing Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104394

Systems and methods for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure involving a reduced-pressure interface having a cutting element

Systems and methods for a reduced-pressure interface for providing reduced pressure through a sealing member to a distribution manifold includes a housing having a flange portion and a cavity wall portion such that the cavity wall portion forms a cavity having a tissue-facing cavity opening. A conduit port is coupled to the cavity wall and has a conduit aperture, such that the conduit port is adapted to receive a reduced-pressure delivery conduit. ... Kci Licensing Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104393

Methods and devices for applying closed incision negative pressure wound therapy

Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for using such devices and systems for treating incisions and wounds. In an aspect, disclosed is a device having a generally planar tension relief module and a flexible sealant structure sized to cover the tension relief module, the flexible sealant structure comprising a lower adhesive surface. ... Kci Licensing Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104129

Compression therapy apparatus, systems, and methods

A compression therapy apparatus for applying therapeutic compression to a limb includes a bandage having a trunk, a first end, a second end, and a compression line between the first end and the second end. The apparatus also includes a plurality of compression control members disposed on the trunk along the compression line. ... Kci Licensing Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099131

Wound treatment apparatuses and methods for controlled delivery of fluids to a wound

Pump cassettes, wound-treatment apparatuses and methods. In some embodiments, a pump cassette comprises: a pump body having a pump chamber, an inlet valve in fluid communication with the pump chamber, and an outlet valve in fluid communication with the pump chamber; a diaphragm coupled to the pump body such that the diaphragm is movable to vary a volume in the pump chamber; and an identifier configured to store one or more properties of the pump cassette such that the identifier is readable by an automated reader to determine the one or more properties. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085489

Amine-functionalized polymeric compositions for medical devices

The present disclosure provides amine-modified polymer foams, which may be used for wound dressing materials. For example, the modified materials can include a covalently attached molecule comprising free amine groups. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064834

Targeted enzymatic degradation of quorum-sensing peptides

Methods and compositions for the treatment of biofilms and/or the inhibition of biofilm formation. In one embodiment, a biofilm is treated and/or biofilm formation is inhibited by a method comprising contacting a biofilm or a surface with a bifunctional ligand comprising a quorum-sensing-peptide-binding region and a protease-binding region, whereby the biofilm is treated and/or biofilm formation on the surface is inhibited.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064601

System and method for determining a fill status of a canister of fluid in a reduced pressure treatment system

A reduced pressure treatment system is provided that includes a canister that is fluidly connected to a tissue site and is configured to receive fluid drawn from the tissue site under the influence of a reduced pressure. A reduced pressure source provides the reduced pressure and is fluidly connected to the tissue site by a fluid communication path, which may include a source conduit, the canister, and a target conduit. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058439

Disc pump with advanced actuator

A two-cavity pump having a single valve in one cavity and a bidirectional valve in another cavity is disclosed. The pump has a side wall closed by two end walls for containing a fluid. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055977

Systems and methods for delivering fluid to a wound therapy dressing

Provided are systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure source provides negative pressure to a wound dressing and a biasing mechanism provides positive pressure to a fluid reservoir.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/15/18 / #20180043142

System and method for reduced pressure charging

A reduced pressure treatment system includes a compressible chamber positionable beneath a foot of a user and being movable between an expanded position and a compressed position. The compressible chamber includes an inlet and an outlet. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036178

Moisture absorbing seal

A sealing drape may be suitable for use with a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site. The sealing drape may have an interior surface adapted for positioning adjacent to a peripheral surface of the tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028727

Reduced-pressure, multi-orientation, liquid-collection canister

A liquid-collection canister includes a liquid collection chamber defined by at least one wall and a first and second gas-communication pathway formed within the at least one wall. A first aperture is positioned between the first gas-communication pathway and the liquid collection chamber to allow gaseous communication between the liquid collection chamber and the first gas-communication pathway. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/01/18 / #20180028366

Medical dressings, systems, and methods employing sealants

According to an illustrative embodiment, a system for treating a wound at a tissue site of a patient comprising a reduced-pressure source to supply reduced pressure, a drape adhering to the tissue site to cover the wound where possible leak passages between the drape and the tissue site may occur, and a seal disposed between the drape and the tissue site, is disclosed. The seal is adapted to react with a fluid to form a sealant substantially filling the passages in response to air leaking through the passages from outside the drape when reduced pressure is applied to the wound. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/25/18 / #20180021178

Reduced-pressure systems, dressings, pump assemblies and methods

According to an illustrative embodiment, a reduced-pressure wound treatment system includes a dressing and a pump assembly. Another illustrative embodiment includes a reduced-wound pressure treatment system including a dressing with a rigid outlet coupled to a manifold, and a pump assembly including a pump and a rigid inlet, the inlet of the pump assembly being removeably connectable to the outlet of the dressing by rigid interlocking formations. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008756

Dressing with asymmetric absorbent core for negative pressure wound therapy

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure are described. The system includes a manifold configured to be placed adjacent the tissue site, and a sealing member configured to be placed over the tissue site and the manifold. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008755

Manually-actuated, reduced-pressure systems for treating wounds

A manually-actuated, constant reduced-pressure apparatus for use with a reduced-pressure system for treating tissue at a tissue site includes a flexible, collapsible member that is operable to move between a compressed position and an extended position. The collapsible member may be disposed between a carrier member and a slider member that move between a compressed position and an extended position. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008471

Reduced-pressure dressing assemblies for use in applying a closing force

A closing dressing bolster and assembly for use with a system for treating a linear wound on a patient includes a bolster body formed from a flexible closing bolster material having closing members that are operable to develop an inward closing force when the closing dressing bolster is placed under reduced pressure. In one aspect, when the closing dressing bolster is under reduced pressure, the system, dressing, or assembly develops an inward force realized at the linear wound and a compression force. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008470

Reduced-pressure, linear-wound treatment systems

A system for treating a linear wound on a patient has a closing dressing bolster for placing on the patient's epidermis over the linear wound, a sealing subsystem for providing a seal over the closing dressing bolster and the patient, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering reduced pressure to the sealing subsystem. The sealing subsystem and reduced pressure subsystem are operable to deliver reduced pressure to the closing dressing bolster. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000650

Micro-porous conduit

A porous conduit may be suitable for use in treating a tissue site, and may include a central lumen and a porous wall positioned substantially concentric about the central lumen. The porous wall may have an open porous structure that may define a plurality of interconnected pores in fluid communication with one another. ... Kci Licensing Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354769

Limited-access, reduced-pressure systems and methods

A reduced-pressure treatment system for applying reduced pressure to a tissue site at a limited-access location on a patient includes a reduced-pressure source, a treatment manifold for placing proximate the tissue site and operable to distribute reduced pressure to the tissue site, and a sealing member for placing over the tissue site and operable to form a pneumatic seal over the tissue site. The reduced-pressure treatment system also includes a reduced-pressure bridge and a moisture-removing device on at least portion of the reduced-pressure bridge. ... Kci Licensing Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354542

Negative pressure treatment system with heating and cooling provision

A method, and apparatus for the controlled acceleration, and/or retardation of the body's inflammatory response generally comprises a foam pad for insertion substantially into a wound site, a heating, a cooling pad for application over the wound site, a wound drape or sealing enclosure of the foam pad, the heating, and cooling pad at wound site. The foam pad is placed in fluid communication with a vacuum source for promotion of the controlled acceleration or retardation of the body's inflammatory response. ... Kci Licensing Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348154

Reduced-pressure dressings employing tissue-fixation elements

A reduced-pressure system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a distribution manifold that adheres to a tissue site to allow retention without external support. The distribution manifold includes a porous member and a tissue-fixation element. ... Kci Licensing Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348153

Foam wound inserts with regions of higher and lower densities, wound dressings, and methods

Foam wound inserts with high-density and low-density regions, methods for making wound inserts, wound-treatment methods, and wound-treatment systems.. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/30/17 / #20170342971

Systems and methods for supplying reduced pressure using a disc pump with electrostatic actuation

A disc pump includes a pump body having a cavity for containing a fluid. The disc pump also includes an actuator adapted to hold an electrostatic charge to cause an oscillatory motion at a drive frequency. ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333605

Negative-pressure therapy with pneumatically-actuated instillation

New and useful systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing negative-pressure therapy with instillation of topical treatment solutions are described. An apparatus may comprise an exudate container, a solution source, and a pneumatically-actuated instillation regulator. ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/16/17 / #20170326004

Flexible means for determining the extent of debridement required to remove non-viable tissue

A flexible dressing for applying to a tissue site for determining the extent of debridement required to remove non-viable tissue is disclosed. Some embodiments of the dressing may be in the form of a multi-layer drape having an integrated tissue viability indicator system. ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319763

Systems and methods for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure involving a reduced-pressure interface having a multi-lumen conduit for contacting a manifold

Systems and methods for a reduced-pressure interface for connecting a multi-lumen conduit to a distribution manifold. The interface includes a housing having a flange portion and a cavity wall portion. ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319762

Wound connection pad with pneumatic connection confirmation ability

A system, apparatus, and method for treating a tissue site with reduced pressure includes a connector having a connector body. The connector body includes a cavity and a cavity aperture. ... Kci Licensing Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319761

Systems and methods for delivering fluid to a wound therapy dressing

Systems and methods for delivery of fluid to a wound therapy dressing. In exemplary embodiments, a pressure sensor measures the pressure at the wound therapy dressing and restricts fluid flow to the wound therapy dressing when a predetermined pressure is achieve.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304512

Methods and devices for applying closed incision negative pressure wound therapy

A surgical tissue therapy device includes a sealant layer and a collection chamber. The sealant layer functions so as to create a sealed enclosure, or space between it and the surface of a patient, by forming an airtight seal around a surgical area of skin trauma. ... Kci Licensing Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252220

Releasable medical drapes

A releasable medical drape, and systems and methods having the same, includes at least a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable layer, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a soft-gel layer having a plurality of apertures. The soft-gel layer is configured to be disposed adjacent to a tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252219

Reduced-pressure, composite manifolds

A reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a wound on a patient includes a composite manifold that may help prevent or minimize injury to a wound edge of the wound being treated with reduced pressure. The composite manifold includes a perimeter manifold member and an inboard manifold member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246363

Dynamic negative-pressure therapy with instillation

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for instilling a solution to a tissue site are disclosed. In some embodiments, an instillation regulator may be fluidly coupled to a solution source and to a dressing, and the instillation regulator may draw a solution from the solution source during a negative-pressure interval may instill the solution to the dressing during a venting interval.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246341

Amine-functionalized polymeric compositions for medical devices

The present disclosure provides amine-modified polymer foams, which may be used for wound dressing materials. For example, the modified materials can include a covalently attached molecule comprising free amine groups. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246039

Solutions for bridging and pressure concentration reduction at wound sites

Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for delivering reduced pressure to a load-bearing wound site. The device can include a distal port configured to connect to a wound dressing positioned over the wound site; a proximal port located a distance from the distal port and configured to connect to a reduced pressure source, and a conduit body having an inner channel extending between the distal port and the proximal port. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239096

Systems and methods of stimulation and activation of fluids for use with instillation therapy

Systems and methods of stimulating or activating fluids for use in wound treatment systems.. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/17/17 / #20170232162

Fluid collection canister with integrated moisture trap

A moisture trap for removing liquid from a fluid drawn from a tissue site treated with reduced pressure and systems and methods for using the same are described. The moisture trap may include a barrier adapted to be fluidly coupled to and define an indirect fluid path between a fluid reservoir and a reduced-pressure source. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231825

Incisional absorbent dressing

Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed, in some embodiments, that involve treating a tissue site with reduced pressure. In one embodiment, a reduced-pressure dressing may include a dressing bolster, a retention pouch, and a sealing member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231824

Dressings, systems, and methods for treating a tissue site

Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with reduced pressure. A dressing for distributing reduced pressure to a tissue site includes a plurality of liquid-impermeable layers that are stacked and a plurality of spacers disposed at least partially between adjacent liquid-impermeable layers. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224892

Negative pressure therapy with dynamic profile capability

An apparatus and system for fluidly connecting a reduced-pressure source to a dressing and a method for manufacturing and using the same include a base having an aperture and a wall having a peripheral portion coupled to the base. The wall may form a cavity in fluid communication with the aperture. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224891

Intelligent therapy system with evaporation management

Dressings, systems, and methods are disclosed that, in some embodiments, relate to treating a tissue site. In one embodiment, a dressing may include a manifold, a retention pouch, a sealing member, and a conduit interface. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224890

Reduced-pressure systems and methods employing a leak-detection member

Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for detecting leaks in systems for treating a patient with reduced pressure. In one instance, a system includes a distribution manifold for disposing proximate to the tissue site and a sealing member for disposing over the distribution manifold and at least a portion of intact epidermis of the patient. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224889

Reduced-pressure wound treatment systems and methods employing microstrain-inducing manifolds

Microstrain-inducing manifolds, systems, and methods are presented that involve microstrain-inducing manifolds that include a plurality of shaped projections for creating microstrain. The shaped projections may be tapered projections. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224885

Negative-pressure therapy apparatus with push-to-release actuator

Example embodiments may include an apparatus for providing negative-pressure therapy with a push-to-release actuator. The actuator may be a key insertable through a keyway in the apparatus to engage a movable barrier, such as a piston. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224381

Reduced pressure augmentation of microfracture procedures for cartilage repair

A system for applying a treatment to a defect in one bone of two bones forming a joint that comprises a bladder for delivering a reduced pressure to the defect and for providing a positive pressure as bracing between the two bones of the joint is disclosed. A method for applying such treatment is also disclosed. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224369

Methods for preparing a skin graft

The present invention generally relates to methods for applying a skin graft. Methods of the invention involve harvesting an epidermal skin graft, and applying the epidermal skin graft to a recipient site such that the basal layer of the skin graft makes direct contact with the recipient site.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216100

Tissue treatment systems and methods having a porous substrate with a compressed region and an expanded region

A system for treating a tissue site of a patient includes a dressing filler adapted to be positioned at the tissue site. The dressing filler is comprised of a porous substrate having at least one compressed region and at least one expanded region. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209641

Combination fluid instillation and negative pressure dressing

Some illustrative embodiments of an instillation assembly for treating a tissue site may include a fluid distribution lumen and a fluid hub that may define a fluid instillation pathway. The fluid distribution lumen may be defined by a first film layer and a second film layer, and the fluid hub may be positioned in fluid communication with the fluid distribution lumen. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203018

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for managing liquid flow associated with a tissue site using the presence of reduced pressure

The illustrative embodiments described herein are directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods for managing liquid flow associated with a tissue site that involves using reduced pressure to control fluid flow. In one instance, an apparatus includes a first valve and a second valve in fluid communication with a reduced-pressure source. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196736

Reduced-pressure surgical wound treatment systems and methods

A reduced-pressure system for treating tissue, such as damaged subcutaneous tissue, includes a shaped dressing bolster for placing on the patient's epidermis and substantially sized to overlay the damaged subcutaneous tissue. The system further includes a sealing subsystem for providing a fluid seal over the shaped dressing bolster and a portion of the patient's epidermis, and a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering a reduced pressure to the sealing subsystem. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190828

Sulfhydryl-functionalized polymeric compositions for medical devices

The present disclosure provides sulfhydryl-modified polymer foams, which may be used for wound dressing materials. For example, the modified materials can include free sulfhydryl group, which can serve as a linker to attach biologically active molecules. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189237

Hybrid drape wound cover with programmable release of an adhesive

Systems, kits, methods of manufacturing, and a sealing member for creating a sealed space are described. The sealing member can include a film layer and a first adhesive layer coupled to the film layer. ... Kci Licensing Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189236

Medical system and dressing for use under compression

In some illustrative examples, a bridge suitable for treating a tissue site may include a bridge sealing member and one or more bridge wicking layers. The bridge sealing member may extend along a length of the bridge, and may define an internal passageway in fluid communication between a receiving end of the bridge and a transmitting end of the bridge. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182230

System and methods for treatment of wounds with negative pressure and peroxy pyruvic acid

In one example embodiment, a system for treating a tissue site is disclosed comprising a dressing adapted to contact the tissue site and provide a fluid seal between a therapeutic environment and a local external environment, and a solution source fluidly coupled to the dressing and adapted to deliver an antimicrobial solution comprising a peroxy α-keto carboxylic acid, such as peroxy pyruvic acid, to the tissue interface. The system may further comprise a negative-pressure source fluidly coupled to the dressing and adapted to provide negative pressure to the therapeutic environment after delivery of the antimicrobial fluid to the therapeutic environment. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173229

Interfaces, systems, and methods for use in reduced pressure tissue treatment

Systems and devices for treating a tissue site may include an interface adapted to provide a reduced pressure to a dressing. The interface may include a positive-pressure channel for delivering a positive pressure from a positive-pressure port to a positive pressure outlet. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172807

Breathable interface system for topical reduced pressure

A reduced pressure tissue treatment system includes an applicator having an aperture, a first pad section, and a second pad section substantially covering the aperture and positioned substantially adjacent the first pad section. A fabric layer is located at least partially between the second pad section and the drape, and the fabric layer includes a woven or non-woven fabric made from a fiber material. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172599

Microblister skin grafting

The present invention generally relates to devices for harvesting a skin graft(s). The present invention provides a blister raising device integrated with a member for cutting the blister.. ... Kci Licensing Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151095

Flexible, adherent, and non-polyurethane film wound drape cover

A system for treating a tissue site includes a reduced-pressure source to apply reduced pressure, a manifold in fluid communication with the pressure source to provide reduced pressure to the tissue site, and a drape for adhering to the tissue site to cover the tissue site and the manifold. The drape includes an adhesive layer for sealing the drape to the tissue site to create a sealed space having the manifold therein, and a non-adhesive layer formed from a portion of the adhesive layer. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135862

Medical drapes and methods for reducing trauma on removal

In some illustrative examples, a medical drape suitable for treating a tissue site may include an adherent surface including first adherent force profile oriented along a first axis and a second adherent force profile oriented along a second axis. The first adherent force profile may have an average force less than an average force of the second adherent force profile. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128641

Controlled negative pressure apparatus and alarm mechanism

Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. The devices are capable of generating a substantially constant reduced pressure with low tolerance for pressure fluctuations. ... Kci Licensing Inc

05/11/17 / #20170128269

Dressing with fluid acquisition and distribution characteristics

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for treating a tissue site are described, in some embodiments, the system may include a pouch having an upstream layer, a downstream layer, and an absorbent member enclosed between the upstream layer and the downstream layer. The upstream layer and the downstream layer may each include a hydrophobic side and a hydrophilic side, the hydrophilic side of both the upstream layer and the downstream layer may be positioned facing the absorbent member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100525

Reduced pressure delivery system having a manually-activated pump for providing treatment to low-severity wounds

A manually-activated reduced pressure treatment system includes a substantially rigid housing, and an end cap slidingly received by the housing. An inner chamber is disposed between the end cap and housing, and a volume of the inner chamber is variable in amount depending on the position of the end cap within the housing. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080133

Dressings and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient

Dressings, systems, and methods for treating a tissue site on a patient involve allowing liquids from the tissue site or a priming fluid to evaporate and exit the dressing through a liquid-impermeable, vapor-permeable membrane. The dressing is able to process more liquids than would otherwise be possible without evaporation and potentially to create reduced pressure. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079846

Hybrid silicone and acrylic adhesive cover for use with wound treatment

Sealing members and methods of manufacturing the same are described. A first film layer and a second film layer each having a first side and a second side can be provided. ... Kci Licensing Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056041

Methods for preparing a skin graft without culturing or use of biologics

The present invention generally relates to methods for preparing a skin graft without culturing or use of biologics. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053073

System and methods for implementing wound therapy protocols

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for treating a tissue site are described. In some embodiments, the method may include receiving input information related to a tissue site of a patient, processing the input information in a processor to generate options for a user to select a desired action, and executing the desired action to provide output information related to the tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043070

Fluid storage devices, systems, and methods

A system suitable for treating a tissue site may include an interface manifold, an interface sealing member, an absorbent layer, and a storage sealing member. The interface manifold may be positioned in fluid communication at the tissue site. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042561

Skin graft devices and methods

Devices and methods for obtaining a plurality of skin tissue particles for use in skin grafting.. . ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035948

System and method for managing reduced pressure delivered to a tissue site

An apparatus and method for managing reduced pressure at a tissue site are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a pump for supplying reduced pressure to the tissue site, a motor coupled to the pump to propel the pump, and a drive system electrically coupled to the motor that includes a power source that provides a source of direct current power to the motor during an operational period at a substantially constant current and of sufficient magnitude to supply a targeted reduced pressure during the operational period. ... Kci Licensing Inc

02/02/17 / #20170028037

Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods employing debridement mechanisms

Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue site and the manifold, and a debridement mechanism coupled to the support member. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020737

Topical vacuum-press surgical incisional dressings, surgical adjuncts, hybrids and composites

A negative pressure wound therapy (npwt) dressing includes a wick configured for placement over an incision. A transfer assembly includes a compressible, porous core with a permeable cover placed over the core. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014606

Medical dressing interface devices, systems, and methods

An adapter for providing fluid communication with a tissue site may include a base, a conduit housing, a primary port, at least one ancillary port, and at least one port extension. The base may define a mounting plane having a first planar side and a second planar side opposite the first planar side. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007748

System and method for locating fluid leaks at a drape of a reduced pressure delivery system

A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007746

System and method for locating fluid leaks at a drape using sensing techniques

A system and method for determining location of a fluid leak at a drape of a reduced pressure delivery system being used on a tissue site of a patient may include applying a reduced pressure to the tissue site of the patient. The drape may be imaged to generate image data, and a determination of a location of a fluid leak of the drape may be made from the image data. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/12/17 / #20170007463

Absorbent dressing and method

A system that may be adapted to distribute reduced pressure to a tissue site may include a dressing and a sealing member. The dressing may include a manifold layer, a storage layer, and a plurality of retainers. ... Kci Licensing Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000989

Inline storage pouches for use with body fluids

Inline storage pouches and systems for receiving and retaining body fluids from an animal are presented. The inline storage pouch include a flexible pouch body has an interior portion with a fluid storage material disposed within the interior portion. ... Kci Licensing Inc








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