James Quinn

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  • A new tissue adhesive for laceration repair in children JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS Bruns, T. B., Robinson, B. S., Smith, R. J., Kile, D. L., DAVIS, T. P., Sullivan, K. M., Quinn, J. V. 1998; 132 (6): 1067-1070


    To determine the effectiveness of a new tissue adhesive, 2-Octylcyanoacrylate (2-OCA), for laceration repair, 83 children presenting to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital Emergency Department with lacerations meeting eligibility requirements between February and June 1996 were randomized to receive 2-OCA or nonabsorbable sutures/staples. The length of time for repair was recorded. The length of time for laceration repair was decreased (2.9 minutes 2-OCA vs 5.8 minutes suture/staple; p < 0.001), the parents' assessment of the pain felt by their children in the 2-OCA group was less, and the wounds closed with tissue adhesive had slightly lower cosmesis scores. 2-OCA is an acceptable alternative to conventional methods of wound repair with comparable cosmetic outcome.

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