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Amulya K Saxena
This review focuses on the surgical viewpoints on patch repairs in neonates with large congenital diaphragmatic hernia defects. The main focus  is on the various biomaterials that have been employed to date with regard to their source of origins, degradation properties as well as tissue integration characteristics. Further focus  is on the present knowledge on patch integration when biomaterials are placed in the diaphragmatic defect. The review will also look at the present evidence on the biomechanical characteristics of the most commonly used biomaterials and compares these materials to diaphragmatic tissue to offer more  insight on the present practice of patch repairs in large defects...
May 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Hossein Masoomi, Ruihong Luo, Steven Mills, Joseph C Carmichael, Anthony J Senagore, Michael J Stamos
BACKGROUND: The nickel-titanium compression anastomosis ring device (ColonRing, NiTi Surgical Solutions, Netanya, Israel) has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 to construct gastrointestinal anastomoses. We evaluated the anastomotic leak rate after end-to-end anastomosis using the ColonRing device. METHODS: Using a multinational (16 countries), multicenter (178 centers) data registry provided by NiTi Surgical Solutions, Netanya, Israel, we retrospectively examined clinical data of patients who underwent elective laparoscopic or open left-sided colectomy and anterior resection from January 2008 to June 2010...
April 2013: American Journal of Surgery
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