Clinical and economic evaluation of hyaluronate membranes for prevention of complications of intra-abdominal adhesions

McMahon M, Martin I, Larvin M, Finan P, Pearson R, McCloy R, Brown J, Sculpher M
Record ID 32010000423
Authors' objectives: The primary objective of the trial is to evaluate whether the use of a hyaluronate membrane, inserted before wound closure, in patients undergoing major colon or rectal excision will influence readmission to hospital with intestinal obstruction due to adhesions during the first year after surgery. Secondary objectives include a full health economic evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the membrane including assessment of post-operative complications, chronic pain and quality of life.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
Requestor: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Tissue Adhesions
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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