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Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: KCI) announced today that a new study published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery showed that the Prevena™ Incision Management System used over closed incisions for the first six to seven days after a sternotomy demonstrated a significantly lower infection rate than conventional dressings in obese patients. Poor healing and infection following sternotomy are a significant problem in obese patients, associated with an increased risk of serious illness and death. Prolonged hospital stays and follow-up procedures can also increase the cost of care.

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