This title advocates new surgical practices that will allow the performance of mesh hernia surgery with virtually no infections. It considers the utilization of bio-active prosthetic materials for hernia repair in infected fields and the prevention of mesh infection during the operation.
Table of Contents
Historical evolution of asepsis and antisepsis - the role of the inventors, the dissmenators and the perennial detractors, Maximo Deysine, Jorge Abeleyra, Francesco Guarnieri, Antonio Guarnieri; epidemiology and incidence of post-external abdominal wall herniography, Irma Sanchez Montes and Juana Sanchez Montes; classification of mesh infections after abdominal heriography, Robert M. Zollinger, Jr; microscopy of the infected mesh - pathological evolution of the abscess - harbouring and Infected mesh, Allan Schuss; prosthetic materials and their interactions with host tissue, Samir K. Gupta and James R. DeBord; pathogenesis of infections, bacterial interaction with host tissues and prosthesis at atomic and molecular levels, James Bryers; modern imaging diagnosis of post heniorrhaphy infections, Maurice E. Arregui and Katz; infectious complications following inaguinal herniograpy, Jean Paul Chevrel and Maximo Deysine; diagnosis and management of laparoscopic inguinal hernioplasty infections, Michael S. Kovic and John Thomas; treatment of post-open ventral herniography infections, Volker Schumpelick, Uwe Kinge and Michael Stumpf; diagnosis and treatment of infections related to laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, Karl A. Le Blanc; adsorbable mesh closure of infected abdominal wall defects, Merril T. Dayton; infections of devices implanted for cancer chemotheraphy - the significance of microbiological adhesion, William P. Reed, Jr; post-herniorrhaphy mesh infection - microbiology and treatment with antibiotics, Roger W. Yurt; utilization of bio-active prosthetic materials for hernia repair in infected fields, Morris E. Franklin, Jr and John J. Gonzalez, Jr; percutaneous bacteriological testing before mesh reinsertion after a wound infection - patient-surgeon personal and clinical interaction, Maximo Deysine; prevention of mesh infection during the operation, Maximo Deysine.