Accession Number:

AD1116090

Title:

Clinical Development of a Novel Pleural and Tracheal Sealant

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2019,30 Jun 2020

Corporate Author:

University of Vermont State and Agricultural College Burlington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

A variety of lung diseases such as emphysema, infections, and lung cancers as well as lung injury from trauma, including battlefield trauma, and complications of respirator life support of critically ill patients in intensive care units can result in lung collapse that can be immediately life-threatening or result in chronic leaking of air or fluid out of the lung. These remain challenging medical problems for which few good options are currently available and result in significant morbidity, mortality, hospital stays, health care costs, and other complications. New options are thus desperately needed. We are developing a novel approach to provide an easy-to-apply lung sealant which can repair lung leaks. The current report details progress made since the inception of DOD grant support.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE