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Coating a knitted polyester arterial prosthesis with cross-linked albumin fills the interstices of the graft and relieves the surgeon of the necessity to preclot . This is of particular value in patients whose blood clotting properties are hypercoagulable, or hypocoagulable . In addition, such prostheses require less handling, which can lower the risk of(More)
In response to the demand for a vascular prosthesis which achieves reliable haemostasis without preclotting, a new compound albumin/polyester prosthesis has been developed. In order to optimize the sterilization procedures for this device, two series of implantations in the thoracic aorta of dogs were undertaken to compare the effects of ethylene oxide(More)
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