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A Revolutionary Design Change to Improve Stapler Safety.
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PMID:  23138890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Postoperative staple line leaks and bleeding are the most common reasons for complications in surgical procedures that involve organ resection, such as sleeve gastrectomy. Increasing the safety of these operations requires improving the instruments (endostaplers or endocutters) used for stapling and sectioning the tissues. METHODS: We present a new prototype stapler for marketing in resection surgery, especially designed for the sleeve gastrectomy. RESULTS: We suggest that the medical instrument industry creates devices in which the channel along which the knife blade runs is located asymmetrically. This would allow more staples to be placed on the side of the gastric remnant, thus improving the sealing and hemostasis of the suture line and reducing the number of complications for patients as a result. CONCLUSIONS: The application of new concepts in medical surgical devices can improve the safety of the procedures in our patients.
Iván J Arteaga-González
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit of University Hospital of Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain,
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