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A wound therapy and tissue management system utilizes fluid differentiation. Fluid is differentiated by establishing a gradient within the system. A gradient can be established with matter or energy. Patient interfaces for establishing, maintaining and varying one or more gradients include transfer elements with first and second zones having different flow coefficients. The transfer elements exchange fluid with a patient, generally through a wound site, and with external components of the system. Osmotic solution gradients are controlled by a methodology involving the present invention for extracting solutions, which can include toxins, from patients and for introducing fluids and sumping air to wound sites.

Title
Wound therapy and tissue management system and method with fluid differentiation
Application Number
10/135741
Publication Number
7108683 (B2)
Application Date
April 30, 2002
Publication Date
September 19, 2006
Inventor
David S Zamierowski
Overland Park
KS, US
Assignee
KCI Licensing
TX, US
IPC
A61F 13/02
A61F 13/00
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