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Experimental experience with a temporary intraluminal heparin-bonded polyurethane arterial shunt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8156333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After vascular injury, intraluminal arterial shunting may be employed if definitive surgery must be delayed. This paper describes use of a heparin-bonded polyurethane shunt to restore distal circulation after ligation of the femoral artery in sheep. In studies to determine tissue viability for 12 h after insertion into the femoral artery, five of seven shunts remained patent. In another series of experiments to study tissue viability after limb ischaemia, the femoral artery was ligated and a tight Esmarch bandage applied to the limb for 6 h before shunt insertion. The shunt remained patent for 12 h in five of six cases. Nearly all shunt failures occurred shortly after placement and were attributable to intimal damage arising from difficulties during insertion.
A J Walker; S G Mellor; G J Cooper
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-19     Completed Date:  1994-05-19     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Medical Division, Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment, Porton Down, Salisbury, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Blood Flow Velocity
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Body Temperature
Extremities / blood supply*,  physiopathology
Femoral Artery / pathology,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Heparin / administration & dosage
Time Factors
Vascular Patency
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyurethanes; 9005-49-6/Heparin
Comment In:
Br J Surg. 1994 Sep;81(9):1394-5   [PMID:  7953432 ]

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