Richard Kocharian

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INTRODUCTION SURGIFLO and FLOSEAL are absorbable gelatin-based products that form hemostatic matrices. These products are indicated as adjuncts to hemostasis when control of bleeding by conventional surgical techniques (such as suture, ligature or cautery) is ineffective or impractical. This study analyzed the effect of surgery time and the choice of(More)
In the United States, fibrin sealants have been used to achieve hemostasis for nearly two decades. Although their clinical utility was first demonstrated in cardiac surgery, their effectiveness and safety have since been demonstrated to extend to a wide array of procedures. Fibrin sealants typically contain two components-fibrinogen and thrombin-that are(More)
BACKGROUND This multicentre, randomized clinical trial assessed the safety and effectiveness of the EVARREST™ Fibrin Sealant Patch (FP) in treating parenchymal bleeding following anatomic and non-anatomic liver resections. METHODS One hundred and two patients were stratified according to the type of hepatic resection (anatomic/non-anatomic), and(More)
OBJECTIVE The use of hemostatic agents has increased over time for all surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the newer topical absorbable hemostat products Surgicel * Fibrillar † and Surgicel SNoW ‡ (Surgicel advanced products, abbreviated as SAPs) compared to the older product Surgicel Original (SO) with respect to healthcare(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of material variables on needle-hole bleeding in vascular anastomoses. Material variables include suture size, needle-tip geometry and diameter, needle coating, suture material and coating and swage area. We attempted to determine whether particular suture material and a reduced(More)
Flowable gelatin matrix products have established themselves as effective, easy-to-use hemostatic agents useful in a variety of surgical situations. A recently reformulated gelatin matrix, Surgiflo® (Ethicon Inc., Somerville, NJ), can be prepared quickly and provides consistent flow over an 8-hr. period. No in vivo studies have yet been reported comparing(More)
BACKGROUND Despite hemostat use, uncontrolled surgical bleeding is prevalent. Drawbacks of current hemostats include limitations with efficacy on first attempt and suboptimal ease-of-use. Evarrest® is a novel fibrin sealant patch that has demonstrated high hemostatic efficacy compared with standard of care across bleeding severities. The objective of this(More)
The distribution of antigens in the HLA system was studied in 57 patients with mucoviscidosis and in their 43 relatives. The examinees were found to have increased incidence of the HLA antigens B40, CW2, CW3, CW4. The haplotype AIB40 was associated with the mutation carriage of the CF gene deletion F508 both in patients and their relations heterozygous for(More)
BACKGROUND Adjunctive hemostats are used to assist with the control of intraoperative bleeding. The most common types are flowables, gelatins, thrombins, and oxidized regenerated celluloses (ORCs). In the US, Surgicel(®) products are the only US Food and Drug Administration-approved ORCs. OBJECTIVE To compare the outcomes of health care resource(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the clinical and economic outcomes of EVICEL (Ethicon, Inc., Somerville, NJ) and TISSEEL (Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Westlake Village, CA) use in patients undergoing primary coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN Retrospective database analysis. SETTING Premier prospective hospital database (June 2009 through March(More)