How to prevent complications after surgery?
Today the surgeons are working hard to keep up with the increasing illness in need of surgical treatment. As an example almost 1 million people around the world will need an operation due to cancer in the colorectal part of the gastrointestinal tract every year. Despite great skills and technical progress post-surgery complications are still far too common. Over all, the presence of adequate tissue perfusion/oxygenation is crucial in all wound-healing, and consequently there is strong evidence that ischemia (lack of oxygen and energy) in the part of e.g the bowel where the surgery was done plays an important role in the development of complications.
Calmark is working in own laboratory and in research collaborations to launch the first in-vitro diagnostic solution for LDH analysis in a specific tissue during ongoing surgery.