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Bacterial contamination of surgical meshes

13 May 2009

PhD ceremony: A.F. Engelsman, 13.15 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Bacterial contamination of surgical meshes

Promotor(s): prof. H.C. van der Mei, prof. R.J. Ploeg, prof. H.J. Busscher

Faculty: Medical Sciences


In modern times post operative complications following abdominal wall reconstructive surgery are reduced to a minimum which, consequently, will result in a more prone position for infection as a complication. Present studies suggest wide ranges of infection rates depending on the mesh morphology.This thesis presents a new experimental method to systematically investigate the progress of mesh related infections using non-invasive bio-optical techniques.



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