Daniel N. Coakley

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INTRODUCTION Existing synthetic vascular grafts have unacceptably high failure rates when replacing below knee arteries. In vitro endothelialisation is a technique, which has been shown to enhance the patency rates of below knee vascular grafts. Synthetic materials are however poor cellular substrates and must be combined with coatings to promote cellular(More)
BACKGROUND Ischaemia-reperfusion injury (I-R injury) is a recognised and potentially fatal complication following revascularisation of an ischaemic limb. Prevention of reperfusion injury is the focus of much research, but effective drug regimens have yet to be established into clinical practice. CASE REPORT Here we present a man with prolonged, severe(More)
Tissue-engineered biomaterials have shown recent promise as adjuvant scaffolds for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The objective of the present study was to compare their mechanical and regenerative properties with synthetic biomaterials in this urogynaecological setting. The biomechanical properties of polypropylene (Serasis®; n = 12), four-ply(More)
PURPOSE The pre-conditioning of tissue-engineered vascular scaffolds with mechanical stimuli is being recognised as an essential step in producing a functional vascular construct. In this study we design and evaluate a novel bioreactor, which exerts a mechanical strain on developing vascular scaffolds via subatmospheric pressure. METHODS We design and(More)
Chronic mesenteric ischaemia is a rare and potentially fatal condition most commonly due to atherosclerotic stenosis or occlusion of two or more mesenteric arteries. Multivessel revascularisation of both primary mesenteric vessels, the celiac artery and superior mesenteric artery (SMA), is the current mainstay of treatment; however, in a certain cohort of(More)
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