Light-Activated Sealing to Improve Outcomes Following Penetrating Bowel Trauma
Technical Report,20 Jul 2017,19 Jul 2018
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL BOSTON BOSTON United States
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The overarching hypothesis of this proposal is that a rapid, simple, light-activated sealing technology can provide a more secure wound closure and reduce complications leading to improved outcomes for wounded warfighters following traumatic penetrating colon injury. Penetrating bowel wounds can be rapidly sealed and stabilized using biocompatible patches in conjunction with light-activated bonding. Our objective is to determine the optimal implementation strategy for this technology in a large animal model that recapitulates the military trauma scenario and to address a priority research area in the Combat Casualty Care Research Program to identify and develop medical techniques and materiel for early intervention in life-threatening battle injuries.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Anatomy and Physiology