A new absorbable collagen membrane to reduce adhesions in cardiac surgery.

@article{Bel2010ANA,
  title={A new absorbable collagen membrane to reduce adhesions in cardiac surgery.},
  author={Alain Bel and Levon Kachatryan and Patrick Bruneval and S{\'e}verine Peyrard and Christian Henry Gagnieu and Jean-No{\"e}l Fabiani and Philippe Menasch{\'e}},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={213-6}
}
Reduction of sternal adhesions is still an issue in cardiac surgery. To evaluate a new fibrillar porcine collagen absorbable membrane (Cova CARD), 16 sheep underwent a sternotomy followed by scratching of surface of the heart. They were then divided into three groups: pericardium left opened (n=4), placement of Seprafilm), the reference absorbable substitute (hyaluronic acid and carboxymethylcellulose, n=6) or of Cova CARD membrane (n=6). Four months thereafter, the animals underwent repeat… CONTINUE READING

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