An anal fistula (also known as fistula-in-ano) is characterized by chronic purulent drainage through a formed tract typically from an abscess cavity around the anus or rectum. As the pus drains, a small tunnel is
In the early 2000s, the concept of the anal fistula plug was introduced. Specifically, Cook Biotech developed a fistula plug manufactured from porcine small intestinal submucosa meant to be introduced into the
Hemodialysis access began in the mid-1900s when surgeons began introducing techniques for arteriovenous (AV) fistula creation which initially began with placing a silastic prosthesis between a vein and artery. In
Using the EchoSure ultrasound device, both physicians and dialysis nurses can easily identify, monitor, and even quantify blood flow through the fistula. With the help of this novel implantable device, dialysis
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