Eva Barbara Deerenberg

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BACKGROUND Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy and is associated with high morbidity, decreased quality of life, and high costs. We aimed to compare the large bites suture technique with the small bites technique for fascial closure of midline laparotomy incisions. METHODS We did this prospective, multicentre, double-blind,(More)
The material and the surgical technique used to close an abdominal wall incision are important determinants of the risk of developing an incisional hernia. Optimising closure of abdominal wall incisions holds a potential to prevent patients suffering from incisional hernias and for important costs savings in health care. The European Hernia Society formed a(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been developed with the objective to reduce surgical trauma, decrease associated surgical stress and to improve cosmetic outcome. However, concerns have been raised regarding the risk of trocar-site hernia following this approach. Previous meta-analyses have suggested a trend toward higher hernia rates, but have(More)
INTRODUCTION Postoperative adhesion formation remains a major clinical problem. The aim of this study was to test the effect of a new hydrogel on adhesion formation in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS A reproducible rat model was used to induce standardized adhesion formation in three experiments. In experiment 1, a cross-linked polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)(More)
BACKGROUND Adhesion formation after surgery for peritonitis-related conditions, with such associated complications as intestinal obstruction, pain, and infertility, remains an important problem. Applying a liquid barrier intra-peritoneally might reduce initial adhesion formation. METHODS A combination of the cecal ligation and puncture model of(More)
In laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, direct contact between the prosthesis and the abdominal viscera is inevitable, which may lead to an inflammatory reaction resulting in abdominal adhesion formation. This study compared five different synthetic and biologic meshes in terms of adhesion formation, shrinkage, incorporation, and histologic(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia (IH) is the most frequent complication after abdominal operation, with an incidence of 11-20% and up to 35% in risk groups. Known risk groups for IH are abdominal aortic aneurysm and obesity. Our hypothesis is that parastomal hernia (PH) might also represent a risk factor for developing IH. Identifying risk factors can help(More)
Parastomal hernia (PH) is a frequent complication after end-colostomy formation. PH may negatively influence the quality of life in end-colostomy patients. Our study investigates the quality of life and body image (BI) in patients with an end-colostomy. We conducted a cross-sectional study of end-colostomy patients in two different hospitals. Patients were(More)
Incisional hernia (IH) is one of the most frequent postoperative complications. Of all patients undergoing IH repair, a vast amount have a hernia which can be defined as a large incisional hernia (LIH). The aim of this study is to identify the preferred technique for LIH repair. A systematic review of the literature was performed and studies describing(More)
BACKGROUND Implantation of meshes in a contaminated environment can be complicated by mesh infection and adhesion formation. METHODS The caecal ligation and puncture model was used to induce peritonitis in 144 rats. Seven commercially available meshes were implanted intraperitoneally: six non-absorbable meshes, of which three had an absorbable coating,(More)