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Peripheral vascular surgery may be complicated by wound infection and potential graft exposure in the groin area. Muscle flap coverage of the graft has been promoted to address these wound complications. The authors present their findings regarding graft salvage rates and patient outcomes using local muscle flaps to address vascular graft complications of the groin.
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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open
The groin surgical site is frequently infected in vascular surgical procedures. Our aim was to evaluate the relation of skin closure methods and groin incision infection after vascular operations invo...
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and has the fourth highest number of sports injuries. Hip and groin injuries account for 14% of soccer injuries and can be difficult to recognize and trea...
The bioinert characteristic of polycaprolactone (PCL) remains a major defect when using PCL-based materials as small-diameter vascular grafts for implantation in vivo. To improve the hydrophilicity, c...
Early Vascular Aging, a concept describing pathophysiologic and clinical aspects of premature arterial stiffness and arteriosclerosis, has attracted attention in recent years. Early diagnosis and inte...
Vascular grafts often exhibit low patency rates in clinical settings due to the pathological environment within the patients requiring the surgery. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived small extracellu...
This is a randomized controlled trial designed to analyze the impact of bedrest duration on return to functional independence at discharge following sartorius flap for coverage of vascular...
Surgical site infection in vascular surgery is a relatively common event with reported incidence as high as 43%. When considering the groin alone, the incidence is around 20% (30% when con...
This study evaluates the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of Prevena Incision Management System versus Dermabond in preventing groin wound infections in patients who undergo vascul...
The purpose of this study is to determine if the application of a negative pressure dressing intraoperatively (Prevena; KCI, Inc) to vascular groin incisions decreases the wound complicati...
A prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the safety and performance outcomes of the ArterX Vascular Sealant when used for prophylactic sealing of suture lines at the anastomosis betwe...
An alternative to amputation in patients with neoplasms, ischemia, fractures, and other limb-threatening conditions. Generally, sophisticated surgical procedures such as vascular surgery and reconstruction are used to salvage diseased limbs.
Obstruction of flow in biological or prosthetic vascular grafts.
Action taken to reduce susceptibility or exposure to health problems and to detect and treat disease in early stages.
Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
A therapeutic approach, involving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery, after initial regimens have failed to lead to improvement in a patient's condition. Salvage therapy is most often used for neoplastic diseases.
Vascular relates to blood vessels (Oxford Medical Dictionary) and can be used to describe the supply of blood, a disease affecting the blood vessels or molecules associated with these structures. For example, <!--LGfEGNT2Lhm-->atherosclerosis ...
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...