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Solving a disaster following coronary bypass operation

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  • Competing interests ML is a member of the expert panel of negative pressure wound therapy of the Paul Hartmann (AG) holding company. He received fees for invited speeches on endoscopic vacuum therapy.

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  • Ethics approval Ethical Committee of the University of Muenster, Germany.

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