Juan Manuel Bellón

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The aim of this work is to present a methodology to model the passive mechanical behavior of the human abdomen during physiological movements. From a mechanical point of view, it is possible to predict where hernia formation is likely to occur since the areas that support higher stresses can be identified as the most vulnerable ones. For this purpose, a(More)
INTRODUCTION Biological and synthetic laminar absorbable prostheses are available for the repair of hernia defects in the abdominal wall. They share the important feature of being gradually degraded in the host, resulting in place the formation of a neotissue. This study was designed to assess the host tissue's incorporation of collagen bioprostheses and a(More)
INTRODUCTION Presoaking meshes for hernia repair with antiseptics prior to implantation could decrease the adhesion of microorganisms to the material surface and reduce the risk of antibiotic resistances. In this work, we evaluate chlorhexidine and allicin (natural antiseptic not yet tested for these purposes) against vancomycin as antiseptics to be used in(More)
BACKGROUND Cyanoacrylate(CA)-based tissue adhesives, although not widely used, are a feasible option to fix a mesh during abdominal hernia repair, due to its fast action and great bond strength. Their main disadvantage, toxicity, can be mitigated by increasing the length of their alkyl chain. The objective was to assess the in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo(More)
INTRODUCTION Prosthetic mesh infection constitutes one of the major complications following hernia repair. Antimicrobial, non-antibiotic biomaterials have the potential to reduce bacterial adhesion to the mesh surface and adjacent tissues while avoiding the development of novel antibiotic resistance. This study assesses the efficacy of presoaking reticular(More)
The aim of this study was to obtain information about the mechanical properties of six meshes commonly used for hernia repair (Surgipro®, Optilene®, Infinit®, DynaMesh®, Ultrapro™ and TIGR®) by planar biaxial tests. Stress-stretch behavior and equibiaxial stiffness were evaluated, and the anisotropy was determined by testing. In particular, equibiaxial test(More)
BACKGROUND Midline laparotomy closure carries a significant risk of incisional hernia. This study examines the behavior of two new suture materials, an elastic material, polyurethane (PUe), and a barbed polydioxanone (PDXb) suture thread in a rabbit model of midline incision closure. METHODS Three 2-cm midline incisions were made in 68 New Zealand White(More)
INTRODUCTION Composite biomaterials designed for the repair of abdominal wall defects are composed of a mesh component and a laminar barrier in contact with the visceral peritoneum. This study assesses the behaviour of a new composite mesh by comparing it with two latest-generation composites currently used in clinical practice. METHODS Defects (7x5cm)(More)
A series of polyurethane polymers was synthesized with increasing proportions of silicone in the form of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) utilised as a cross-linking agent, based on an aromatic, non-biostable polyetherurethane (PEtU). Eight formulations ranging from 0-50% PDMS were constructed into porous and non-porous films. These were implanted subcutaneously(More)
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