By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Clinical Trials Week -- Researchers detail new data in Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering. According to news reporting originating in Madrid, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To assess the safety and efficacy of a fibrin tissue adhesive (Tissucol Duo(®)) used to close the conjunctiva in trabeculectomy. A nonrandomized prospective study including 57 patients with chronic simple glaucoma who underwent trabeculectomy surgery."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Complutense University, "All the trabeculectomies were conducted by the same surgeon using the same surgical technique with the exception that conjunctival closure was achieved by either running Nylon 10/0 suture (n=29) or using the fibrin glue (n=28). Preoperative and postoperative data were obtained on intraocular pressure (IOP), number of hypotensive medications used, self-reported discomfort and complications arising during and after surgery. No differences were detected between the two patient groups regarding the intraocular pressure reduction achieved during follow-up. In the first 2weeks of follow-up, reported discomfort assessed using a visual analogue scale was significantly lower in the Tissucol Duo(®) group. Two patients in the Tissucol Duo(®) group suffered conjunctival dehiscence and suturing was required at 24hours postsurgery. Remaining complications were similar in the two groups."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The use of Tissucol Duo(®) seems to be a safe and efficient option for conjunctival closure in trabeculectomy that simplifies the surgical procedure and reduces patient discomfort in the immediate postoperative period."
For more information on this research see: Use of a fibrin adhesive for conjunctival closure in trabeculectomy. Acta Ophthalmologica, 2013;91(5):425-428. Acta Ophthalmologica can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Acta Ophthalmologica - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1755-3768)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.M. Martinez-de-la-Casa, Complutense University Madrid, Dept. of Ophthalmol, Clin San Carlos Hosp, Medical SchHlth Invest Inst Clin San Carlos Hosp IdI, Madrid, Spain. Additional authors for this research include O. Rayward, F. Saenz-Frances, C. Mendez, E.S. Bueso and J. Garcia-Feijoo (see also Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering).
Keywords for this news article include: Tissue Engineering, Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, Spain, Madrid, Europe, Surgery, Bioengineering, Blood Proteins, Fibrin Sealant, Medical Devices, Fibrin Tissue Adhesive, Clinical Trials and Studies
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