Last month, during the World Society of CardioThoracic Surgeons meeting in Edinburgh, Mr Sri Rathinam, Consultant CardioThoracic surgeon from The Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK presented clinical findings from a series of patients receiving TissuePatch™ during Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. The Objective of Mr Rathinam’s study was to see whether use of TissuePatch™ would reduce post-operative air leak and reduce the time to chest drain removal.
In conclusion, the data revealed that air leaks in patients treated with TissuePatch™ stopped 3 days earlier compared to those who did not receive TissuePatch™. Furthermore, the number of patients discharged from hospital with a chest drain was halved following application of TissuePatch™.
This study provides further clinical evidence that the use of TissuePatch™ has the potential to prevent air leak following Lung Volume Reduction Surgery.
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