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The use of tissue adhesion for traumatic laceration repair in the emergency department.
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PMID:  8517572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To characterize the role of tissue adhesion as an adjunct in wound closure. DESIGN: Patients were subjectively selected for tissue adhesion and assessed for efficiency, pain, complications, and cost effectiveness. SETTING: The TEREM Immediate Medical Care Center Emergency Department in Jerusalem, Israel. TYPE OF PARTICIPANTS: Patients with traumatic lacerations requiring wound closure. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Lacerations considered appropriate for tissue adhesion tended to involve the scalp, chin, and forehead and were relatively shorter. The complication rate was low. This technique was painless, reduced the need for follow-up care, eliminated the need for local anesthesia and suture-removal visits, and was cost effective. Patients indicated a high level of satisfaction with tissue adhesion. CONCLUSION: Our report indicates that tissue bonding may be a preferred and cost-effective method of repair of appropriate traumatic lacerations in the ED.
J S Applebaum; T Zalut; D Applebaum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-21     Completed Date:  1993-07-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1190-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.
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MeSH Terms
Cyanoacrylates / therapeutic use*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Follow-Up Studies
Skin / injuries*
Treatment Outcome
Wounds and Injuries / therapy
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