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Secondary objectives include evaluation of Rapid Sternal Closure System with regard to SWCs (surgically treated sternal wound infection and sternal instability/non-union) as outlined in the protocol.
For a given study endpoint, the null hypothesis will be no difference between the RSCS group and the control group. The alternative hypothesis will be a difference between 2 groups. The statistical objective of this study is to reject the null hypothesis in favor of the alternative hypothesis.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Sternal Wound Infection
Rapid Sternal Closure System
Duke University Medical Center
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:06-0400
The SternaLock 360 Sternal Closure Device combines the techniques of rigid fixation with a cerclage material into a single sternal closure system. The cerclage material serves to facilitat...
The objective of this study is to determine whether sternal reconstruction using the ZIPFIX system compared to standard wire cerclage could improve bone healing, patient function, and decr...
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To describe a new technique of sternal closure, modified from the conventional figure-of-eight approach, which can provide a secure closure and prevent sternal complications.
Sternal instability after cardiac surgery can lead to poor bony healing, as well as deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis. Rigid plate fixation is associated with greater stability and fewer...
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The results of this case suggest that the IMAP propeller flap may be a viable and safe option for deep sternal wound reconstruction with minimal donor-site morbidity.
A syndrome which is characterized by symbrachydactyly and aplasia of the sternal head of pectoralis major.
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
Methods to repair breaks in tissue caused by trauma or to close surgical incisions.
A spasm of the diaphragm that causes a sudden inhalation followed by rapid closure of the glottis which produces a sound.
A method of stopping internal bleeding or blood flow, or the closure of a wound or body cavity, achieved by applying pressure or introducing an absorbent liquid, gel, or tampon.
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