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Results of a prospective randomized controlled study of the use of carboxymethylcellulose sodium hyaluronate adhesion barrier in trauma open abdomens. Surgery 2014; 156: 419-430.

Published: 13th November 2014

Authors: Stawicki SP, Green JM, Martin ND, Green RH, Cipolla J, Seamon MJ et al. et al.


Thirty patients were allocated to an adhesion barrier or control group. There was no difference in the rate of subsequent abscess or wound complications, but patients with a wound barrier had a shorter stay in intensive care. The barrier appeared to help patients that required multiple re-operations.

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