A comparison of recombinant thrombin to bovine thrombin as a hemostatic ancillary in patients undergoing peripheral arterial bypass and arteriovenous graft procedures.

@article{Weaver2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of recombinant thrombin to bovine thrombin as a hemostatic ancillary in patients undergoing peripheral arterial bypass and arteriovenous graft procedures.},
  author={Fred Weaver and Wesley K. Lew and Kenneth Granke and Layne Yonehiro and Burke Delange and W Allan Alexander},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1266-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Recombinant thrombin (rThrombin) is a potential hemostatic alternative to bovine and human plasma-derived thrombin. This report examines the clinical results for the vascular surgery subgroup of patients enrolled in a larger double-blind, randomized, multicenter trial, which evaluated the comparative safety and efficacy of rThrombin and bovine plasma-derived thrombin (bThrombin) when used as adjuncts to surgical hemostasis. METHODS Data from the 164 vascular patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING