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Issue 14, 2014
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Airflow-directed in situ electrospinning of a medical glue of cyanoacrylate for rapid hemostasis in liver resection

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Abstract

Rapid hemostasis of solitary organs is still a big challenge in surgical procedures or after major trauma in both civilians and on the battlefield. Here, we report the first use of an airflow-directed in situ electrospinning method to precisely and homogeneously deposit a medical glue of n-octyl-2-cyanoacrylate (OCA) ultrathin fibers onto a wound surface to realize rapid hemostasis in dozens of seconds. In vivo and in vitro experiments on pig liver resection demonstrate that the self-assembled electrospun OCA membrane with high strength, good flexibility and integrity is very compact and no fluid seeping is observed even under a pressure of 147 mm Hg. A similar effect has been achieved in an in vivo experiment on pig lung resection. The results provide a very promising alternative for rapid hemostasis of solitary organs as well as other traumas, providing evidence that the postoperative drainage tube may not be always necessary for surgery in the near future.

Graphical abstract: Airflow-directed in situ electrospinning of a medical glue of cyanoacrylate for rapid hemostasis in liver resection

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The article was received on 14 Mar 2014, accepted on 14 Apr 2014 and first published on 15 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01412J
Nanoscale, 2014,6, 7792-7798

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    Airflow-directed in situ electrospinning of a medical glue of cyanoacrylate for rapid hemostasis in liver resection

    K. Jiang, Y. Long, Z. Chen, S. Liu, Y. Huang, X. Jiang and Z. Huang, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 7792
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR01412J

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