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Effect of human pancreatic juice and bile on the tensile strength of suture materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15249253     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Several suture materials are used for pancreatojejunal anastomosis. In this study, we tested the durability of these suture materials in human pancreatic juice and bile. METHODS: Plain and chromic catgut, polyglactin 910, polyglycolic acid, polydioxanone, polypropylene, and silk sutures were incubated in pancreatic juice and bile that was collected from patients. Fifteen samples of each type of suture material were placed in human juices for 1, 3, and 7 days. Tensile strengths were measured with a tensionmeter. RESULTS: Plain and chromic catgut disintegrated in pancreatic juice and pancreatic juice plus bile mixture. Polyglycolic acid and polyglactin 910 suture materials were vulnerable to pancreatic juice within 7 days. Polydioxanone retained most of its initial strength in pancreatic juice and bile. Polypropylene and silk retained 84% and 92% of their initial strength, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: We found that polidioxanone was the strongest suture material in pancreatic juice.
M A Tolga Muftuoglu; Erkan Ozkan; Abdullah Saglam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  188     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-13     Completed Date:  2004-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Fourth General Surgical Department of Haydarpasa Numune Teaching and Training Hospital, Uskudar 34668, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Biocompatible Materials
Jejunum / surgery*
Materials Testing
Pancreas / surgery*
Pancreatic Juice*
Polyglactin 910
Polyglycolic Acid
Tensile Strength
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials; 26009-03-0/Polyglycolic Acid; 31621-87-1/Polydioxanone; 34346-01-5/Polyglactin 910

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