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The success of any surgical procedure is based on adequate hemostasis. Many different biomaterial products can be used to achieve that aim. The products that can be used during surgery may be classified as topical hemostats, sealants, and adhesives. Hemostats can clot blood. Sealants can create sealing barriers. Adhesives bond tissue together. Collagen,(More)
INTRODUCTION Splenectomy is performed mostly because of traumatic events that cause rupture of the spleen. Postsplenectomy, a patient has a higher risk of developing sepsis. Autotransplantation of splenic tissue decreases the risk of opportunistic infection and sepsis, but its role in patients with human immunodeficiency virus is debated because the spleen(More)
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