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Safety and long-term outcome of a new concept for surgical adhesion-reduction strategies (Prevadh): a prospective, multicenter study.
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PMID:  18613399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND/AIMS: No agent has been consistently effective in preventing formation of peritoneal adhesions and postoperative bowel obstruction after abdominal surgery. The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to assess clinical safety and efficiency of a new adhesion-reduction barrier METHODOLOGY: Between September 2000 and April 2001, Prevadh was used in 78 patients. Operative procedures included 25 hepatic resections, 7 cholecystectomies, 32 colonic resections, 7 protectomies, 3 colostomy or recovery of continuity, 1 gynaecologic surgery and 3 others. Eleven patients were operated on by laparoscopy and 67 by laparotomy. RESULTS: The overall incidence of abscesses and wound complications was 2.4% and 9% respectively. After a mean follow-up of 36 months (range: 4-51 months), no patients experienced adverse events related to the adhesion barrier. Surgical reoperative procedures were performed in 10 patients for unrelated causes and no bowel obstruction occurred within the protected area. CONCLUSIONS: This study confirmed the safety of Prevadh adhesion barrier and suggested that this resorbable barrier might provide prevention from adhesion formation on peritoneal injured surfaces. However, a large randomized controlled trial remains necessary to prove the real effectiveness of adhesion barriers on clinical long-term outcome.
Jean-Yves Mabrut; Jean-Pierre Favre; Bruno Desrousseaux; Jacques Chipponi; Jean-Pierre Arnaud; Jacques Domergue; J P Duffas; Gilles Fourtanier; Jean-Bernard Flament; Christian Gouillat; Stéphane Berdah; Georges Mantion; Pierre-Louis Fagniez; Gérard Champault; Jacques Baulieux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hepato-gastroenterology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0172-6390     ISO Abbreviation:  Hepatogastroenterology     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8007849     Medline TA:  Hepatogastroenterology     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hôpital de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Biocompatible Materials*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Surgical Mesh*
Time Factors
Tissue Adhesions / prevention & control*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biocompatible Materials

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