Species-dependent premature degradation of absorbable suture materials caused by infection--impact on the choice of thread in vascular surgery.

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BACKGROUND In case of infection after vascular reconstruction, preference is often given to absorbable suture material with the aim of preventing persistence of infection. We have investigated the functional deficit of absorbable sutures on incubation with various different bacteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS Four suture materials Dexon bicolor, Vicryl, Maxon… (More)

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@article{LarenaAvellaneda2004SpeciesdependentPD, title={Species-dependent premature degradation of absorbable suture materials caused by infection--impact on the choice of thread in vascular surgery.}, author={Axel Antonio Larena-Avellaneda and E Sebastian Debus and Holger Diener and Ulrich Andr{\'e}as Dietz and Sybille Franke and A Thiedel}, journal={VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten}, year={2004}, volume={33 3}, pages={165-9} }