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  1. Loqman MY, Wong CM, Hair-Bejo M, Zuki AB, Hafeez YM
    Med J Malaysia, 2004 May;59 Suppl B:113-4.
    PMID: 15468844
    A study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of freeze-dried bovine pericardium (FDBP) as a biomaterial in diaphragmatic herniorrhapy in dogs. Eight adult dogs were randomly selected and divided into two equal groups. In FDBP group, a diaphragmatic defect was induced and repaired with an identical size of FDBP. In the control group, a diaphragmatic wall was incised at three-side border creating a flap and sutured. Grossly, only mild intrathoracic adhesion was observed for most of the animals, and no herniation occured. Microscopically, the biomaterial incorporated into the host's tissue by ingrowth of young muscle fiber and massive new blood vessel formation in between the fibrous tissue.
    Matched MeSH terms: Diaphragm/surgery
  2. Teah MK, Yap KY, Ismail AJ, Yeap TB
    BMJ Case Rep, 2021 Feb 17;14(2).
    PMID: 33597165 DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2020-241148
    Placement of a double-lumen tube to achieve one lung ventilation is an aerosol-generating procedure. Performing it on a patient with COVID-19 will put healthcare workers at high risk of contracting the disease. We herein report a case of its use in a patient with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture, who was also suspected to have COVID-19. This article aims to highlight the issues, it presented and ways to address them as well as the perioperative impact of personal protective equipment.
    Matched MeSH terms: Diaphragm/surgery
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