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Albumin-coated knitted Dacron aortic prosthses. Study of postoperative inflammatory reactions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12384639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the postoperative inflammatory reactions to albumin-coated Dacron grafts (ACGs), which are used in the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: a retrospective study with a follow-up period of 14 days.
SETTING: University hospital.
PATIENTS: 50 patients admitted for elective AAA repair from January 1997 to January 2000.
INTERVENTIONS: each patient underwent AAA repair with an ACG (Bard, albumin-coated Dacron graft).
MEASURES: the white blood cell (WBC) count, plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, and body temperature (BT) were determined. The preoperative data, the highest values of the postoperative data, and the values 2 weeks postsurgery were analyzed.
RESULTS: The BT, CRP, and WBC increased and peaked at the 1st week postsurgery and then decreased gradually. The BT and WBC levels returned to normal within 2 weeks. The CRP level continued to show slightly elevated values in the 2nd week, but it was not significantly different compared to the preoperative data.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of an albumin-impregnated prosthesis for the reconstruction of AAA is biocompatible, since no significant increases in inflammatory reactions are observed in the 2nd week postsurgery.
F A Kudo; T Nishibe; K Miyazaki; J Flores; K Yasuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0392-9590     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Angiol     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-17     Completed Date:  2003-03-12     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402693     Medline TA:  Int Angiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Albumins / adverse effects*
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery*
Coated Materials, Biocompatible / adverse effects*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Inflammation / etiology*
Middle Aged
Polyethylene Terephthalates / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Albumins; 0/Coated Materials, Biocompatible; 0/Polyethylene Terephthalates

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