페이지 정보작성자 이주영 작성일21-04-02 14:43 조회7회 댓글0건
A Korean research team has recently developed an innovative vesico-vaginal fistula treatment method using the mussel adhesive protein (MAP) that can effectively seal fistulas in organs even when exposed to urine.
Professor Hyung Joon Cha, Dr. Hyo Jeong Kim (currently at Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology), and Dr. Tae Yoon Park of POSTECH's Department of Chemical Engineering with Professor Seok Ho Kang of the Department of Urology at Korea University School of Medicine and Professor Jong Hyun Pyun of the Department of Urology at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital have together improved the underwater adhesive using mussel protein and applied it to a pig model that simulated a vesico-vaginal fistula. As a result, it was confirmed that the fistula was sealed much quicker and more effectively than the conventional treatment method that uses sutures, and its treatment efficacy was proven to be superior.
"We have confirmed the mussel adhesive protein - a technology that originated in Korea - as an effective vesico-vaginal fistula treatment method by applying it to an actual vesico-vaginal fistula of a large animal model," explained Professor Hyung Joon Cha of POSTECH. "It is anticipated to be successfully applicable to fistulas and perforations in other similar environments."
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