Clinical trials of an anti-adhesion adjuvant

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Postoperative adhesions are scar tissues, which develop at the site of tissue injury after surgery.1 Their potential significance is immense because of the frequency with which they form, as well as their consequences of potential morbidity and mortality.2 Yet, many surgeons minimize their significance because of the general inability to identify adhesions without performing a repeat surgery, as there are not good serologic markers or accurate imaging modalities (e.g., ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging scans) and the perceived inability to do anything about them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Evaluation of Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Case Studies: Second Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)1588294226, 9781588294227
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Diamond, M. P. (2006). Clinical trials of an anti-adhesion adjuvant. In Clinical Evaluation of Medical Devices: Principles and Case Studies: Second Edition (pp. 233-240). Humana Press.