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Polydioxanone Suture

Aka: Polydioxanone Suture, PDS
  1. Indications
    1. Extended wound tensile strength required
  2. Background: Absorption (Hydrolysis)
    1. In vivo tensile strength greater than Vicryl and Dexon
    2. Day 14: 74% of tensile strength retained
    3. Day 28: 58% of tensile strength retained
    4. Day 45: 41% of tensile strength retained
    5. Day 180: Complete Suture absorption
  3. Background: Characteristics
    1. Less contamination of the monofilament
    2. Stiffer and more difficult to handle
    3. More expensive than Dexon or Vicryl
  4. References
    1. Epperson in Pfenninger and Fowler (1994) Procedures for Primary Care Physicians, Mosby, Chicago, p. 3-11
    2. Townsend (2001) Sabiston Textbook Surgery, p. 1552-3
    3. Howell (1997) Emerg Med Clin North Am 15(2):417-25 [PubMed]
    4. Moy (1991) Am Fam Physician 44(6):2123-8 [PubMed]

SLC26A4 gene (C1418445)

Concepts Gene or Genome (T028)
LNC LP35578-1
English SOLUTE CARRIER FAMILY 26, MEMBER 4, SLC26A4, PDS GENE, PENDRIN, pendrin, PDS, solute carrier family 26 (anion exchanger), member 4, SLC26A4 gene
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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