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Murata et al., "Clinical evaluation of application of polyglycolic acid sheet and fibrin glue spray for partial glossectomy," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Kojima et al., "Tissue-engineered lung: an in vivo and in vitro comparison of polyglycolic acid and pluronic F-127 hydrogel/somatic lung progenitor cell constructs to support tissue growth," Tissue Engineering, vol.
Polyglycolic acid scaffold increased the concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor in culture supernatants
The absorbable sutures materials tested were MonoPlus, Monosyn, polyglycolic acid, polydioxanone, polydioxanone 4-0, poly(glycolide-co-epsilon-caprolactone) (PGC25 3-0); the nonabsorbable suture materials were nylon and polypropylene.
Dellon, "Clinical nerve reconstruction with a bioabsorbable polyglycolic acid tube," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
In animal models tenocytes seeded onto polyglycolic acid scaffolds have been successfully used for the repair of 3-4 cm flexor tendons defects (Cao et al 2002).
Key words: Polyglycolic acid; glycolatos; splenectomy; abdominal injuries.
* Use nonreactive suture material such as polyglycolic acid (Dexon), polyglactin (Vicryl), or polydioxanone (PDS).
Nerve tubes have been manufactured in the past, using polyglycolic acid (PGA) [10], poly L-lactic acid [13], and poly DL-lactide-co-[epsilon]-caprolactone [14].
The evidence was consistent that absorbable sutures are preferred and that polyglycolic acid sutures are associated with significantly less morbidity.
(39-41) Recently, animal studies and clinical trials have shown good results using biologic and biodegradable substances such as mesothelium, omentum, vein, artery, and polyglycolic acid (PGA) as conduits that allow regenerating nerve fibers to course their way to the end organs or nerve stump.
Suturing was performed with polyglycolic acid under topical or pudendal block anesthesia.