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Prolonged Air Leak in Lung Surgery: Does it demand a prophylactic approach?

According to the clinical literature air leaks occur in resective lung surgery in approximately 70% of cases. Of these, more recently it has been reported that 57% are grade 2 or 3. It’s also frequently reported that approximately 10% will …

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TissuePatch3 Australian patent granted

Tissuemed has announced that its TissuePatch3 patent filing has now been allowed by the Australian patent authorities and will be granted in the next few days. For Tissuemed David Mandley commented; “This patent pertains to our base terpolymer technology, so …

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New TissuePatch3 usage guidelines published

Tissuemed has updated its guidance for use document and made it available on its website here. The pdf document shows only minor changes from previous versions, but of note is the company’s repeating of the guidance that the swab used …

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More support for digital air leak measurement

In the most recent edition of the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic surgery (EJCTS), Brunelli et al publish results of a prospective observational study relating to the use of digital measurement of air flow post-lobectomy surgery as a means of predicting …

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TissuePatchThoracic resolves persistent air leak

It’s been reported by Tissuemed’s Danish distributor that a patient was operated on last friday for a troublesome air leak that had lasted 14 days after a previous lobectomy. The patient presented with a leak of 300-400ml/min and had lung …

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Another PEG-based sealant paper raises questions of efficacy in aerostasis

In a recently published article relating to the use of PEG-based sealant Coseal (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Tan%20%2B%20Coseal), the authors conclude that use of the product was associated with a longer time to cessation of air leak, longer time to drain removal (4 vs …

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Give me a whiffle!….in VATS a partially filled lung offers a better surface for TissuePatch

This may not translate well, but it’s a lovely story regardless. If the purpose of this site is to impart nuggets of user information to the surgical community, then this is what it’s all about. A leading thoracic surgeon, while …

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Stick with TissuePatch: If at first you don’t succeed….

Here’s an amazing story relating to the use of TissuePatch in lung surgery. Tissuemed collects feedback from surgeons as avidly as possible, and we look specifically to address two questions…..how well does the product work and how easy is it …

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TissuePatchDural poster at AANS: abstract now available

Dr Paolo Ferroli and colleagues from the Carlo Besta institute in Milan have a poster entitled “Avoidance of CSF leak after Microvascular decompression with clinical use of a new synthetic adhesive film” at this year’s AANS meeting. The paper includes …

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Tissuemed attends SCTS

This year’s Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (SCTS) meeting is being held right now at London’s Excel conference venue and Tissuemed is exhibiting there. Reporting from the event Anne Kavanagh has enthusiastically commented; “I’m very pleased …

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