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About: Suction is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 40114 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 198884 citation(s). The topic is also known as: sucking.
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16 Sep 1985-
Abstract: A compact, lightweight, variable rate suction and collection device is provided for the withdrawal and collection of fluid from a patient. The device includes a collection receptacle which is connected to the patient and to a pump through suction inlet, so that suction is created within the collection receptacle whereby fluids from the patient are drawn into the receptacle. A piezoelectric transducer or diaphragm pressure switch senses the suction created while a suction level selector permits an operator to select a given suction pressure within a predetermined range. A control circuit, responsive to the piezoelectric transducer or switch and to the suction level selector, controls the suction created within the receptacle. Among other features, the control circuit provides a selected suction pressure as well as controls delivery of fractional power to the pump motor to reduce noise. The entire unit including the pump and collection receptacle may be located within a carrying case so that the unit can be worn by a patient or hung at a patient's bedside.

484 citations

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TL;DR: In an experimental setup it was shown that the supplied fluid diffused throughout the dressing felt and that the felt was partly saturated both during continuous and after intermittent irrigation, the effect of gravity being counteracted by capillary force and suction.
Abstract: In this article a dressing system is described that is capable of providing continuous or intermittent wound irrigation. It is based on a felt dressing provided with an adhesive cover and ports for fluid supply and suction drainage. At continuous irrigation (approximate rate, 70 ml/h), a 1-L fluid bag and a siphon about 30 cm in height are used; at intermittent irrigation (approximate rate, 60 ml/min), a 60-ml fluid bag and a suction balloon are used. In an experimental set-up it was shown that the supplied fluid diffused throughout the dressing felt and that the felt was partly saturated both during continuous and after intermittent irrigation, the effect of gravity being counteracted by capillary force and suction. The suction pressure at the drainage port and within the occlusively applied felt showed a linear relationship. The drainage of particles, while relatively impeded at low flow rates, was satisfactory at rates recommended for clinical use. The dressing felt was inert to adherence of bacteria and white blood cells. This dressing system would seem to provide access to the whole wound surface for active therapy through fluid supply and suction drainage.

436 citations

16 May 1983-
Abstract: A suction canister assembly comprises an enclosed receptacle having a first opening for providing suction to the receptacle and a second opening for drawing fluids, including liquids and gases, into the receptacle during suction. A unitary shut-off valve/filter element is associated with the interior side of the first opening. This element is oriented within the receptacle so as to be contacted by liquid in the receptacle which rises therein. The element is porous and is adapted to filter particulate matter from gas passing therethrough. In addition, the valve/filter element is capable of developing sufficiently high surface tension under liquid contact to serve as a barrier against liquid passage therethrough at pressure differentials across the element when vacuum is applied on one side of the element. As a result, the element is adapted to terminate suction through the suction opening when liquid rises in the receptacle to completely cover the element.

433 citations

18 Sep 1989-
Abstract: A closed wound suction apparatus comprises a housing, within which there is accommodated a microprocessor controlled battery powered suction pump, and a detachable drainage container arranged to be evacuated by the suction pump so as to apply a suction pressure to a drainage tube embedded in a closed postoperative wound. The suction pressure can be set by the surgeon and is monitored by a pressure sensor which reports to the pump control to determine operation of the pump in accordance with a predetermined set routine. Other controls that can be provided can monitor the volume of exudate in the container and/or the flow rate of exudate into the container. The container is preferably disposable and has self-sealing ports for connection to the vacuum pump and to the drainage tube.

410 citations

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Hazem Ali Attia

41 papers, 433 citations

Dieter Kaffenberger

23 papers, 208 citations

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15 papers, 650 citations

Kurt Schmalz

13 papers, 148 citations

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