Alexander H. Petter-Puchner

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Abdominal wall and inguinal hernia repair are the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States and Europe. However, traditional methods of mesh fixation are associated with a number of problems including substantial risks of recurrence and of postoperative and chronic pain. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the clinical(More)
The aim of this prospective controlled trial was the definition of the optimal timepoint for delayed closure after negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in the treatment of the open abdomen (OA) in septic patients after abdominal surgery. The delayed closure of the abdominal wall after abdominal NPWT treatment is often problematic due to the lateralization(More)
Incisional and inguinal hernia repair are among the most common procedures of general surgery. Mesh fixation by means of staples or sutures may lead to severe complications. The use of fibrin sealant (FS) has been suggested as alternative, but data on biocompatibility and adhesive strength of FS in combination with macroporous meshes is limited. Ventral(More)
Mesh reinforcement has become the standard of care in the open and laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia. Chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair is often due to nerve injury by penetrating mesh fixation devices such as staples (ST), tacks, or sutures. In several studies on hernioplasty, atraumatic mesh fixation with fibrin sealant (FS) proved to be(More)
BACKGROUND The laparoscopic intraabdominal peritoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM) is a common technique for the reinforcement of multiple ventral hernias or defined defects after laparotomies. However, the placement of synthetic meshes in the intraabdominal cavity can be associated with severe complications. Adhesions frequently originate from the implant and(More)
Protein oxidation and nitration have been described during spinal cord injury (SCI) in animal models. Herein, mass spectrometry unambiguously identified GDP-dissociation inhibitor-2 (GDI-2) in SCI with post-translational modifications of 3-aminotyrosine (8 h post-injury) and an acrolein adduct of GDI-2 (72 h post-injury). On the basis of mass spectrometry(More)
INTRODUCTION While fibrin sealant (FS) and equine collagen (EC) have been used as scaffold materials in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI), questions concerning neurocompatibility still remain. In this study, we assessed potential adverse effects, as well as functional and histological impact of FS and EC in subtotal hemisection of the thoracic spinal(More)
BACKGROUND The atraumatic fixation of meshes by fibrin sealant (FS) has been established for both open and laparoscopic techniques of hernia repair. This study was performed to evaluate the use of FS in hernia mesh fixation with different polymerization speed (thrombin concentrations), using commercial hernia meshes, and in two techniques, transabdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Synthetic meshes can cause adverse effects (e.g., adhesions, mesh infection) in intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM). Although data for its biocompatibility as well as degradation behavior is still scarce, small intestine submucosa (SIS) implants have been suggested as a favorable alternative for IPOM repair. The aim of the study was to(More)