Michael J. Monsour

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A composite membrane produced from collagen and vicryl mesh has been used to cover the kidney surface following partial nephrectomy in rabbits. The membrane readily held sutures, gave satisfactory haemostasis, and prevented leakage of urine. The experiments showed that the prosthesis biodegraded in less than twenty weeks. The only observed long-term effect(More)
A Vicryl (Polyglactin)/Collagen composite membrane has been developed for potential use in urinary tract surgery. The compatability of this membrane, together with its two individual components, collagen film and vicryl mesh, has been tested over a three week period in urine obtained from both healthy and from stone forming patients. The rate of degradation(More)
The evolution of a collagen/vicryl composite membrane designed as a prosthetic material for use in urinary tract surgery is described. The early experiments in which collagen film alone was used to repair experimental ureterotomies are reviewed together with our first experiments with the collagen/vicryl prosthesis in the repair of partial nephrectomies and(More)
Confidence intervals are a natural way to describe the uncertainty of post-test probability in diagnostic tests. We consider confidence intervals for two different scenarios. At a site, for example, hospital emergency room or student health centre, with measured values of disease prevalence, sensitivity and specificity available, the confidence interval is(More)
Suprapubic catheters provide a durable form of long-term bladder drainage. Few cases of catheter displacement have been reported. We report a series of three patients with suprapubic catheter displacement following catheter changes, with varying clinical presentations and sequelae. Early suspicion of catheter displacement in patients with suprapubic(More)
A Collagen/Vicryl (Polyglactin) composite membrane (developed for use in urinary tract surgery) has been incubated in cultures of radioactively labelled urinary tract pathogens vis Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Proteus mirabilis for up to 1 h. For comparison, collagen film, Vicryl mesh, and a number of absorbable and non-absorbable(More)
A Collagen/Vicryl (Polyglactin) composite membrane (developed for use in urinary tract surgery) has been incubated in cultures of radioactively labelled urinary tract pathogens vis Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Proteus mirabilis for up to 1h. For comparison, collagen film, Vicryl mesh, and a number of absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures(More)
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