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Adhesion Prevention Agents in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Use of (Scientific Impact Paper No. 39)

Summary: This paper discusses adhesions, which are fibrinous bands between and within organs that develop after aberrant healing, usually as a consequence of inflammation after surgery or infection. Adhesions place a significant economic burden on the NHS, but occurrence has been reduced by laparoscopic and microscopic surgery techniques.


This paper evaluates the evidence into the use of anti-adhesive agents in obstetrics and gynaecology, concluding that further evidence which incorporates the current health economy is required.


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