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The ‘AbdoMAN’: an artificial abdominal wall simulator for biomechanical studies on laparotomy closure techniques

Purpose Incisional hernia remains a frequent complication after abdominal surgery associated with significant morbidity and high costs. Animal and clinical studies have exhibited some limitations. The purpose of this study was to develop an artificial human abdominal wall (AW) simulator in order to enable investigations on closure modalities. We hypothesized that a physical model ...

Advanced glycation end products as a biomarker for incisional hernia

Background Incisional hernia is one of the most frequent complications after abdominal surgery, with incidences up to 30%. A reliable biomarker for the prediction of this complication is lacking. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs), also known as non-enzymatic collagen crosslinks, are correlated with aging, smoking, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and oxidative stress. In this ...

Long-term follow-up evaluation of chronic pain after endoscopic total extraperitoneal repair of primary and recurrent inguinal hernia

-up evaluation that includes and describes prospective, objective, qualitative pain measurements are needed. Disclosures A. E. M. van der Pool, J. J. Harlaar, P. T. den Hoed, W. F. Weidema, and R.N

The anatomical limits of the posterior vaginal vault toward its use as route for intra-abdominal procedures

University Medical Centre , Ee 2195, Box 2040, 3015 GE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1 J. J. Harlaar G. J. Kleinrensink A. J. Schneider EARP Erasmus MC Anatomy Research Project, Erasmus MC University Medical ... Centre , Ee 0179, Box 2040, 3015 GE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2 J. J. Harlaar G. J. Kleinrensink Department of Neuroscience-Anatomy, Erasmus MC University Medical Centre , Ee 1251a, Box 2040, 3015 GE