Clinical Studies


Intimal Injury of Ultrasonically Skeletonized Internal Thoracic Artery by a Vessel Clamp: Morphological Analysis.

Published: Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, 2007 June
Authors: Yoshikai M, Itoh T, Kamohara K, Yunoki J, Fumoto H.
Excerpt: "[A] vessel clamp which protects the intima should be used for temporary clamping. With this objective in mind, we therefore recommend the use of a fibrous jaw clamp for the temporary clamping of an ultrasonically skeletonized ITA."
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Human Mammary Artery Endothelial Sparing With Fibrous Jaw Clamping.

Published: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1995 September
Authors: Fonger JD, Yang XM, Cohen RA, Haudenschild CC, Shemin RJ.
Excerpt: "Foam silicone with nylon fibrils on the jaw surface of internal mammary artery clamps preserves endothelial cell function and integrity. The remaining undamaged cells also may facilitate the subsequent regeneration of a confluent endothelial cell layer."
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Impaired Relaxation of the Human Mammary Artery After Temporary Clamping.

Published: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1992 October.
Authors: Fonger JD, Yang XM, Cohen RA, Haudenschild CC, Shemin RJ.
Excerpt: "These data suggest that soft jaw clamps significantly reduce the degree of vasoactive dysfunction compared with hard jaw clamps. In addition, soft jaw clamps produce fewer morphologic changes in the human mammary artery after temporary occlusion."
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Assessment of Transmural Force During Application of Vascular Occlusive Devices.

Published: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 1988 October
Authors: Moore WM Jr, Bunt TJ, Hermann GD, Fogarty TJ.
Excerpt: "Intimal injury may determine success or failure of vascular surgical procedures; therefore it is prudent to seek the least traumatic means of vascular occlusion."
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