Introduction: Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones.Material and methods: In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264 biologic implants, met in Bergamo (Italy) for 1-day meeting with the aim to elaborate a decisional model on biological prosthesis use in abdominal surgery.Results: A diagram to simplify the decisional process in using biologics has been elaborated.Conclusion: The present score represents a first attempt to combine scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in order to offer precise indications about the kind of biological mesh to use. © 2012 Coccolini et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG): proposal for a decisional model in using biological prosthesis

Ansaloni L.
2012-01-01

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Introduction: Indications for repair of abdominal hernia are well established and widely diffused. Controversies still exist about the indication in using the different prosthetic materials and principally about the biological ones.Material and methods: In February 2012, the Italian Biological Prosthesis Work-Group (IBPWG), counting a background of 264 biologic implants, met in Bergamo (Italy) for 1-day meeting with the aim to elaborate a decisional model on biological prosthesis use in abdominal surgery.Results: A diagram to simplify the decisional process in using biologics has been elaborated.Conclusion: The present score represents a first attempt to combine scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in order to offer precise indications about the kind of biological mesh to use. © 2012 Coccolini et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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