Peritoneal adhesions occur in up to 93% of adults after peritoneal trauma during surgery. Most adhesions are asymptomatic but can cause female infertility, small bowel obstruction (SBO) and chronic abdominal pain. Adhesion prophylaxis is needed to reduce the significant morbidity and increased health care costs resulting from peritoneal adhesions. This thesis aims to establish a relevant and reproducible experimental adhesion model to simultaneously study the healing processs and adhesion formation and later to examine whether carbazate-activated polyvinyl alcohol (PVAC), an aldehyde-carbonyl scavenger, can reduce adhesion formation or not; and, in a long-term follow-up, to investigate the incidence of and identify risk factors for adhesive SBO requiring surgical treatment after laparotomy during infancy and to survey the prevalence of self-reported chronic abdominal pain and female infertility. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to laparotomy, cecal abrasion, and construction of a small ...
Intra-abdominal adhesions following abdominal surgery represent a major unsolved problem. They are the first cause of small bowel obstruction. Diagnosis is based on clinical evaluation, water-soluble contrast follow-through and computed tomography scan. For patients presenting no signs of strangulation, peritonitis or severe intestinal impairment there is good evidence to support non-operative management. Open surgery is the preferred method for the surgical treatment of adhesive small bowel obstruction, in case of suspected strangulation or after failed conservative management, but laparoscopy is gaining widespread acceptance especially in selected group of patients. "Good" surgical technique and anti-adhesive barriers are the main current concepts of adhesion prevention. We discuss current knowledge in modern diagnosis and evolving strategies for management and prevention that are leading to stratified care for patients ...
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Tendon adhesions are one of the most concerning complications after surgical repair of flexor tendon injury. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) 2 plays crucial roles in fibroblast proliferation and collagen expression which contributes to the formation of tendon adhesions after flexor tendon surgery. Using a chicken model, we have examined the effects of a small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting ERK2 delivered by a lentiviral system on tendon adhesion formation with an adhesion scoring system, histological assessment, and biomechanical evaluation. It was found that ERK2 siRNA effectively suppressed the increase of fibroblasts and the formation of tendon adhesions (p < 0.05 compared with the control group). Moreover, no statistically significant reduction in breaking force was detected between the ERK2 siRNA group and the control group. These results show that the lentiviral-mediated siRNA system is effective in preventing tendon adhesion formation but not to tendon healing, and may be used
Definition : Solutions designed to act as a temporary barrier inhibiting postsurgical adhesion between tissues and organs. These solutions are applied to the surface of tissues and organs at the end of surgery, before surgical closure, and are typically resorbed by the body in a short period (e.g., several days). Postsurgical adhesion inhibition solutions are intended for use in pelvic and gynecological surgery, both in open and laparoscopic procedures.. Related Terms : "Films, Postsurgical Adhesion Inhibition" , "Gel, Postsurgical Adhesion Inhibition". Entry Terms : "Surgical Adhesion Barrier Solutions" , "Adhesion Inhibition Solutions" , "Adhesion Barrier Solutions" , "Scarring Inhibitors" , "Postsurgical Scarring Inhibitors" , "Barriers, Adhesion, Resorbable". UMDC code : 20374 ...
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Vagal enhancement through electroacupuncture at St 36 prevents post op adhesions by A ST36 significantly decreased angiogenesis evidenced by reduced CD31
A process and compositions for reducing post-surgical adhesion formation/reformation in mammals following surgical injury to the peritoneal or pleural cavity or organs situated therein. Both aqueous and non-aqueous compositions comprising a polyoxyalkylene block copolymer are applied to injured areas of the peritoneal or pleural cavity or organs situated therein subsequent to surgical injury.
Peritoneal adhesion formation is a common consequence of any operation or intra-abdominal inflammatory process (eg, pelvic inflammatory disease [PID], diverticulitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis). It is estimated that intra-abdominal adhesions develop in 90-95% of patients after surgery.
Official title:. Sensitivity and predictive value of functional cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detecting intra-abdominal adhesions. Background:. Adhesions are a frequent problem in abdominal surgery. The formation of adhesions is part of a normal wound healing. However in some patients adhesions cause severe complications such as chronic pain, obstruction and strangulation of the bowel. Adhesions can also obstruct access to the peritoneal cavity and complicate reoperations. Accurate imaging of adhesions would be of benefit avoiding adhesion related complications at repeated laparotomy or laparoscopy. At present no validated diagnostic tool mapping adhesions exists.. Purpose:. To define the sensitivity and specificity of functional cineMRI in detecting and mapping adhesions in patients undergoing reoperation.. Design:. Prospective multicenter observational trial. Primary outcome:. Sensitivity and specificity of functional MRI detecting adhesions to the abdominal wall. Secondary ...
Background Postoperative adhesions constitute a substantial clinical problem at hand surgery. for PXL01 placebo group, p?=?0.016 in PPAS). The percentage of sufferers with exceptional/great digit mobility was higher in the PXL01 group (61% 38%, p?=?0.0499 in PPAS). Regularly, the PXL01 group provided improved tip-to-crease length (5.0 15.5 mm for PXL01 placebo group, p?=?0.048 in PPAS). Sensory evaluation demonstrated that more sufferers in the PXL01 group sensed the thinnest monofilaments (FAS: 74% 35%, p?=?0.021; PPAS: 76% 35%, p?=?0.016). At a year post-surgery, more sufferers in the placebo group had been considered to reap the benefits of tenolysis (30% 12%, p?=?0.086 in PPAS). The procedure was secure, well tolerated, and didnt increase the price of tendon rupture. Conclusions Treatment with PXL01 in sodium hyaluronate increases hands recovery after flexor tendon fix surgery. Additional scientific trials are warranted to look for Vilazodone the many effective health insurance and dose ...
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Abdominal adhesions can kink, twist, or pull the intestines out of place, causing an intestinal obstruction. An intestinal obstruction partially or complete
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal adhesions constitute between 49% and 74% of the causes of small bowel obstruction. Traditionally, laparotomy and open adhesiolysis have been the treatment for patients who have failed conservative measures or when clinical and physiologic derangements suggest toxemia and/or ischemia. With the increased popularity of laparoscopy, recent promising reports indicate the feasibility and potential superiority of the minimally invasive approach to the adhesion-encased abdomen. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of laparoscopic adhesiolysis and to provide technical tips that help in the success of this technique. RESULTS: The most important predictive factor of adhesion formation is a history of previous abdominal surgery ranging from 67%-93% in the literature. Conversely, 31% of scars from previous surgery have been free of adhesions, whereas up to 10% of patients without any prior surgical scars will have spontaneous adhesions of the bowel or ...
PURPOSE: Tissue adhesion is a well-known postsurgical phenomenon, causing pain, functional obstruction, and difficult reoperative surgery. To overcome these problems, various synthetic and natural polymer membranes have been developed as postoperative tissue adhesion barriers. However, limitation in their use has hindered its actual application. We prepared a hyaluronate membrane (HM) to evaluate its efficacy and safety as an adhesion barrier compared to a commercialized product (Interceed, Ethicon). METHODS: To evaluate the antiadhesion effect, a cecum-abdominal wall abrasion model was adopted in a rabbit. The denuded cecum was covered by Interceed or HM or neither and apposed to the abdominal wall (each, n = 10). Four weeks after surgery, the level of adhesion was graded. Acute and chronic toxicity of the three groups were also evaluated. RESULTS: Blood samples drawn to evaluate acute toxicity at postoperative day 3 and 7 showed no significant difference among the three groups. The grade and ...
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In the first epidemiologic study of its kind, investigators in the Surgical and Clinical Adhesions Research (SCAR) study have shown that postoperative adhesions are directly related to a substantial number of hospital readmissions and result in a high rate of complications with potentially significant long-term consequences. Reporting in a recent issue of the Lancet, Ellis and associates urge that greater emphasis be placed on identifying surgical procedures with a high risk of adhesion-related complications and on assessing proposed adhesion prevention strategies.. Using the Scottish National Health Service medical record linkage database, the SCAR investigators identified 29,790 patients who underwent open abdominal or pelvic surgery in 1986 and had not had similar surgery in the previous 5 years. Over 10 years follow-up, one in three (34.6%) of these patients was readmitted because of a disorder directly or possibly related to adhesions or for abdominal or pelvic surgery that could ...
Severity of adhesions at seven predefined sites (pericardial or retrosternal, inferior or diaphragmatic region, right lateral or arterial region, region around great vessels). Severity of adhesions is graded as 0 = no adhesions, 1 = filmy and avascular, 2 = requiring blunt dissection, 3 = requiring sharp dissection, 4 = requiring extensive sharp dissection. Adhesion scores for each patient will be derived from the sum of adhesion severity scores at each site, from 0 (no adhesions) to 28 (cohesive adhesions at all sites ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Adenovirus-mediated expression of cyclooxygenase-2 antisense reverse abnormal genetic profile of human adhesion fibroblasts. AU - Saed, Ghassan M.. AU - Al-Hendy, Ayman. AU - Salama, Salama A.. AU - Diamond, Michael P.. PY - 2008/5/1. Y1 - 2008/5/1. N2 - Objective: To determine the effects of blocking the translation of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) mRNA on the mRNA levels of type I collagen, type III collagen, fibronectin, and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β1) in fibroblasts obtained from normal peritoneal and adhesion tissues. Design: Prospective experimental study. Setting: University medical center. Patient(s): Fibroblasts established from peritoneal and adhesion tissue of the same patients. Intervention(s): Adenovirus with COX-2 treatment of the primary cultured fibroblasts. Main Outcome Measure(s): Fibroblasts of normal peritoneal and adhesion tissues were isolated from the same patients. Adhesion and normal peritoneal fibroblasts were transfected with an adenovirus ...
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Intestinal adhesion after abdominal surgery is a continuous state of fibrosis and inflammation that concomitantly facilitates the progression of a variety of complications, such as chronic abdominopelvic discomfort, pain, and infertility. Berberine has recently become a useful anti-inflammatory drug for cardiovascular, endocrine, and intestinal disorders, because of its antitumor and antilipase effects (Jeong et al., 2009; Jiang et al., 2011; Meng et al., 2012; Yao et al., 2013). Here, we identified berberine as an antiadhesion agent that effectively protects against postabdominal surgery adhesion and inflammation, with several lines of evidence including reduced adhesion scores from direct assessment of adhesions, histopathology measurement of lymphocytes and vascular proliferation, decreased circulating concentration of ICAM-1, downregulated expression levels and secretion of various proinflammatory cytokines in both serum and cecum, and suppression of TAK1, JNK, and NF-κB signaling.. ICAM-1 ...
After the last procedure in October 2010 the patient had 17 month without surgeries with partially better periods, but was till not fit to start daily activities and start working.February 2012 and October 2012 ADHESIOLYSIS #4 and #5 were performed, cleaning the left and right side of her entire abdomen and a huge amount of interluminal adhesions at her bowel.. Although the pain got better, she experienced periods of nausea and vomiting, so we decided together to go to the last part of her abdomen, to the pelvic areas, where small bowel was adherent to the uterus.. In February 2013 we perfomed ADHESIOLYSIS #6 with an excellent result for the pelvic organs and the bowel adhesions. Only few interluminal adhesions without constrictions were left, as the risk of a bowel perforation was too high.Please check the text under the images!. NOTE: This patient had all together 6 sets of adhesiolysis surgery with a 2nd look, unfortunately at Adhesiolysis #2 there was an infection that had to be cleared with ...
Adhesions are bands of scar tissue that form between organs. In the abdomen, they form after an abdominal surgery or after a bout of intraabdominal infection (ie, pelvic inflammatory disease, diverticulitis).
When I look back on why (Feeling sorry for myself..... It happens to all of us to some extent). I know Im hardwired in my brain to go,go,go. Like the energizer bunny my brain doesnt stop when my body says Quit!!!! Im no doctor, but Im more than happy (Sarcasm), As painfully proven to write my own prescription for those years with liquor, etc. It unwound me and Id pass out (sleep peacefully), for a few hours and Good time Ziff was ready for 10-12 hours or longer iron work. No harm, no fowl, Alcohol is legal and consumption at work wasnt needed as long as I got my reward eventually for that days wage and I bullheadedly demanded that over everything. Hindsights a BIT_H aint it. I can only improve or die. I know better and lesson with addiction well learned. I somewhat enjoy lifes aspects as oppose to death. Future aint bright in a hole. Move on it must be then ...
stated that a second operation is not an option because of adhesions. questions: ... specialist who confirms a relapse with presence of adhesions and impossibility of another surgical operation. The doctor, then, .... ...
The present invention relates to a method for reducing adhesions associated with post-operative surgery. The present method comprises administering or affixing a polymeric composition preferably comprising chain extended, coupled or crosslinked polyester/poly(oxyalkylene) ABA triblocks or AB diblocks having favorable EO/LA ratios to a site in the body which has been subjected to trauma, e.g. by surgery, excision or inflammatory disease. In the present invention, the polymeric material provides a barrier to prevent or reduce the extent of adhesions forming.
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One cause of GI issues- including SIBO- is abdominal adhesions, also known as ARD which stands for Adhesion Related Disorders. There can be many causes of adhesions- inflammation, endometriosis (which is very underdiagnosed), radiation treatments, surgery, injuries, auto accidents, burst ovarian cysts, to name some. I suspect that a certain % of IBS and SIBO patients actually have ARD but dont, and may never, know it. Adhesions do not show up on imaging tests. I have heard about a test is Europe, called a Functional Cine MRI, as being possibly able to diagnose them, but have never heard of it being used for this purpose in the US, except for imaging the brain.. In any case, even if you are pretty certain that you are affected by abdominal and/or pelvic adhesions, you are not likely to find any help from them. Drs do not like to talk about adhesions- supposedly, because the only way to definitively diagnose them is via exploratory laparoscopy, which they are reluctant to do, and insurance ...
Mucin 16 (MUC16) is a type I transmembrane protein, the extracellular portion of which is shed after proteolytic degradation and is denoted as CA125 antigen, a well known tumor marker for ovarian cancer. Regarding its polypeptide and glycan structures, as yet there is no detailed insight into their heterogeneity and ligand properties, which may greatly influence its function and biomarker potential. This study was aimed at obtaining further insight into the biological capacity of MUC16/CA125, using in silico analysis of corresponding mucin sequences, including similarity searches as well as GO (gene ontology)-based function prediction. The results obtained pointed to the similarities within extracellular serine/threonine rich regions of MUC16 to sequences of proteins expressed in evolutionary distant taxa, all having in common an annotated role in adhesion-related processes. Specifically, a homology to conserved domains from the family of herpesvirus major outer envelope protein (BLLF1) was found. In
MRI may provide useful information for preoperative planning relating to pelvic adhesions, according to a multidisciplinary team of radiologists and gynecolo...
What is 4DryField® PH?. 4DryField® PH is an innovative medical device for adhesion prevention and haemostasis that can be used in a wide range of surgical indications. Due to its physical properties, 4DryField® PH absorbs many times its own mass in liquid within a few seconds.. 4DryField® PH is made up of sterile hydrophilic microparticles. These are manufactured from highly purified potato starch in a complex process. 4DryField® PH contains no components whatsoever of animal or human origin. It is biocompatible, pyrogen-free, and hypoallergenic. Therefore, 4DryField® PH meets the stringent requirements for a Class III medical device. There are no known side effects up to now. Occasionally, there may be a temporary increase in CRP with no leukocytosis and no increase in temperature.. If you have any questions on 4DryField® PH, you would like to discover new areas of application, or youd like to share your experiences with 4DryField® PH, please feel free to contact us.. You can find ...
An implantable prosthesis and a method of repairing an anatomical defect, such as a tissue or muscle wall defect, by promoting tissue growth thereto, while limiting the incidence of postoperative adhesions between a portion of the prosthesis and tissue or organs. The prosthesis is formed of a biologically compatible, flexible layer of repair fabric suitable for reinforcing tissue or muscle and closing anatomical defects, and a barrier layer for physically isolating at least a portion of one side of the fabric from areas likely to form adhesions. A peripheral barrier extends about at least a portion of the outer peripheral edge of the repair fabric to inhibit adhesions between the outer peripheral edge and adjacent tissue and organs. The repair fabric may include an outer margin that has been melted and resolidified to render the outer peripheral edge substantially impervious to tissue ingrowth. The barrier layer may be joined to the repair fabric with connecting stitches formed from PTFE to inhibit the
Indicated therapies: aftercare following bone or joint operations, chronic gastro-enteritis, the inactive stages of chronic, inflammatory locomotor disorders (eg. rheumatoid arthritis, articular diseases, Bechterew-disease), chronic, inflammatory gynaecological diseases, chronic neuritis, nervous pains, the inactive stages of chronic degenerative bone and joint diseases,, chronic constipation, muscle rheumatism, adhesions following gynaecological operations, osteoporosis (calcium deficiency of the bones ...
Despite improvements in surgery and treatment of ovarian cancer, the long-term survival of patients with this disease is limited due to the intraperitoneal (i.p.) spread of tumor cells from the primary tumor mass. A crucial step in the establishment of secondary foci is the adherence of disseminated tumor cells to the mesothelial surfaces of the peritoneum. Thus, a potentially efficacious adjuvant therapy approach could involve the i.p. administration of agents that target tumor cell and mesothelial cell interactions. To better understand the pivotal processes, we developed an in vitro cell adhesion model in order to identify key molecules and to test their effect on phenotype. Findings from the model were subsequently confirmed in human tissue specimens.. By conditioning FOC3 cells through immune-compromised mice [12, 13] we derived the MFOC3 sub-line by recovery from an advanced FOC3 xenograft tumor formed in SCID mice. Unlike FOC3 cells, inoculation of the MFOC3 subline resulted in multiple ...
We discuss microscopic and continuum cell-cell adhesion models and their derivation based on the underlying microscopic assumptions. We analyse the behavior of these models at the microscopic level based on the concept of H-stability of the interaction potential. We will derive these macroscopic limits via mean-field assumptions. We propose an improvement on these models leading to sharp fronts and intermingling invasion fronts between different cell type populations. The model is based on basic principles of localized repulsion and nonlocal attraction due to adhesion forces at the microscopic level. The new model is able to capture both qualitatively and quantitatively experiments by Katsunuma et al. (2016) [J. Cell Biol. 212(5), pp. 561-575]. We also review some of the applications of these models in other areas of tissue growth in developmental biology. We will analyse the mathematical properties of the resulting aggregation-diffusion and reaction-diffusion systems based on variational tools. ...
Therefore, increase in S100A10 levels in the adhesion fibroblasts may deplete intracellular levels of archidonic acid and Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) that are known to inhibit cell proliferation, collagen I synthesis, contraction of ECM and fibroblast migration [25 ...
Abdominal adhesions can cause bowel obstruction, infertility, and chronic abdominal pain. In this review adhesion-related chronic abdominal pain, diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic adhesiolysis as a treatment for chronic abdominal pain are discussed. There is no difference in benefit with the use of diagnostic laparoscopy versus laparoscopic adhesiolysis. Considering the risk of complications associated with laparoscopic adhesiolysis, it should no longer be recommended as therapy for adhesion-related chronic abdominal pain.
Laparoscopic management of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction has been shown to be feasible and advantageous. However, widespread acceptance and application is still not observed. We describe the case report of a 58-year-old male who presented with signs and symptoms of small bowel obstruction status twenty years after two consecutive open surgeries for complicated acute appendicitis. The patient underwent successfully a laparoscopic band lysis after failure of conservative management. This is the first report of laparoscopic management of adhesive small bowel obstruction in Cameroon. Laparoscopic adhesiolysis of acute adhesive small bowel obstruction is feasible and safe by skilled surgeons in selected patients even in developing countries.
Bowel obstruction is a condition which has been known for many years. As time goes by, the problem is still often encountered at surgical emergency rooms. More than 20% of emergency surgical interventions are performed because of symptoms of digestive tract obstruction with the disease mostly situated in the small bowel. Rates of causative factors of the disease have changed over recent years and there have been increasingly more cases of small bowel obstruction caused by peritoneal adhesions, i.e., adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO).The aim of the study to analyse the reasons and incidence of adhesive small bowel obstruction during two periods of time (1990-1995 and 2005-2010).Material and methods. We performed a retrospective analysis of medical records of patients hospitalized at the 1st Department of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology of the Provincial Polyclinic Hospital in Płock between 1990 and 1995. The outcomes were compared with another period of 2005-2010.Results. We found ...
Our search returned 1840 results, from which 28 trials (5191 patients) were included in our meta-analysis. The risks of systematic and random errors were low. No trials reported data for the effect of oxidised regenerated cellulose or polyethylene glycol on reoperations for adhesive small bowel obstruction. Oxidised regenerated cellulose reduced the incidence of adhesions (relative risk [RR] 0·51, 95% CI 0·31-0·86). Some evidence suggests that hyaluronate carboxymethylcellulose reduces the incidence of reoperations for adhesive small bowel obstruction (RR 0·49, 95% CI 0·28-0·88). For icodextrin, reoperation for adhesive small bowel obstruction did not differ significantly between groups (RR 0·33, 95% CI 0·03-3·11). No barriers were associated with an increase in serious adverse events ...
The synthetic adhesion barrier segment is anticipated to expand at a lucrative CAGR of over 7.0% during the forecast period owing to the cost effectiveness of these barriers as compared to the natural adhesion barriers. Hyaluronic acid synthetic adhesion barrier accounted for the largest share in 2017 with a market revenue of USD 147.25 million. Film/mesh formulated adhesion barrier held the largest share in 2017 due to wide use of this formulation. North America led the market in 2017, with a share of more than 47.0%, owing to developed healthcare infrastructure and increased number of surgeries along with customer awareness about the usage of adhesion barrier. Asian countries are estimated to witness the highest growth in market, due to increasing population in the region and changing lifestyle leading to the rising incidences of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) in the region. Some of the key companies in the global market are Johnson & Johnson; Sanofi S.A.; Baxter International, Inc.; Becton, ...
Juan D Hernandez, MD, Ricardo Nassar, MD. Hospital Universitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota and Universidad de los Andes.. Introduction: In adhesive small bowel obstruction, surgical management is traditionally used only when medical, non-operative treatment has failed. The manipulation of dilated, ischemic bowel loops during small bowel obstruction is difficult and not free of complications under any approach. On occasions, other conditions force surgeons to operate since bowel viability is at risk. Authors present their experience using a minimally invasive approach in conditions causing acute small bowel obstruction.. Methods and procedures: After confirmation of a small bowel obstruction requiring surgical treatment, patients were informed of the options including laparoscopic approach. After consentment, patients underwent a laparoscopic exploration to assess the feasibility of competing the operation with this technique. According to preoperative diagnosis and intraoperative findings, a ...
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and mitomycin C (MMC) on the postoperative adhesions following strabismus surgery in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-one New Zealand white rabbits were used in this prospective, masked, controlled trial. Both eyes of 20 animals underwent 3-mm recession of the superior rectus muscle (SRM). In group I (10 animals), one eye of each animal received topical application of MMC (0.2 mg/ml) for 5 minutes and the other eye (control eye) was treated with balanced salt solution (BSS) using an intraoperative sponge. In group II (10 animals), a randomly chosen eye of each animal was treated with 5-FU soaked sponges (50 mg/ml) for 5 minutes and the fellow eye (control eye) with BSS. Two eyes of a rabbit were included as unoperated controls. Four weeks after the surgery, conjunctival vascularity and postoperative adhesions between the SRM Tenons capsule (TC) and SRM sclera (scl) were assessed. Additionally, eyes were enucleated and evaluated ...
MTwoman asked: I was wondering if anything can be done about post-surgical adhesions. My lovely surgeons did multiple surgeries (for my mastectomy and subsequent reconstruction) as I threw a hematoma after my lumpectomy. They were trying to limit how many scars I ended up with, so they used the same incision site for my drain tube for each surgery. What Ive ended up with is a scar that has adhered to the tissue underneath and, so, the skin doesnt move freely or lay flat. This leaves me with a bunch of skin and tissue that sort of sticks off the right side of my chest close to my armpit and looks pretty funny with any sleeve-less top/tank top or bathing suit. Can anything (short of an additional surgery) be done? Thanks so much! Answer: There are some things that can be done that can improve scar tethering/adhesions short of surgery. First-line treatments can include silicone gels and sheeting for the external feel/appearance. Combine this with massage to the area to improve the mobility of the ...
Acidic polysaccharides crosslinked by reaction with di- or polyanhydrides. The use of anhydride-crosslinked hyaluronic acid as a treatment for arthritis, as a drug delivery vehicle, to reduce the incidence of post-operative adhesion formation, to promote the healing of chronic wounds and ulcers, and as a component of cosmetic formulations.
Discusses development of preclinical/clinical info for an IDE, PMA, or PDP application for a resorbable adhesion barrier product for abdominal/pelvic cavity.
Innocoll Inc. announces that its distribution network for CollaGUARD has now been expanded to cover 34 countries including Europe, China, SE Asia, Canada and the Middle East. The Company expects to have partnered CollaGUARD in 75 countries by the end of 2012, including the US and Japan, which are major markets for adhesion barrier products.. In addition to recent approvals in the EU and other territories, Innocoll has also submitted filings in Canada, Australia, and India.. In the second and third quarter of this year, Innocoll anticipates filing CollaGUARD in additional countries and regions including: Russia, Korea, Israel, SE Asia, the Gulf States, Brazil and Mexico.. Innocoll is pleased to announce that the company has launched a dedicated product website for CollaGUARD as a resource for our partners and users of the product. The site is available in four different languages and can be accessed at www.CollaGUARD.com.. Dr. Michael Myers, President and CEO stated, "We are very pleased with the ...
Abdominal surgery is the main cause of adhesions but not the only one. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and causes this type of scar tissue.
Research Articles Ikechebelu JI, Eleje GU, Umeobika JC, Eke NO, Eke AC, Mbachu II Prevalence and pattern of intra-abdominal adhesions seen at diagnostic laparoscopy among infertile women with prior open appendicectomy in Nnewi, south-east Nigeria [View Abstract] [Full Article - PDF] [Download Full Text] pp. 391-394 (43 KB) J. Med. Med. Sci. 2010;Vol.1,No.9 ...