Arthur Francis Haney
Consulting Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My research effort has focused on the prevention of postoperative adhesion formation in gynecologic surgery. The development of new biomaterials which can be applies as surgical barriers has created an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of barriers utilizing both a murine model developed here as well as in clinical tials. The research has aslo involved the basic nature of wound healing in the peritoneum and the involvement of the peritoneal fluid immune system (peritioneal cavity leukocytes) in the process. The population of peritoneal macrophages is susceptible to activation as well as an increase in number. The cytokines secreted have impacts both opn the pattern of the wound healing response as well as fertilization which occurs within the peritoneal fluid enviroment. An effort is being made to evaluate the nitric oxide secretion by peritoneal fluid macrophages as these have previously been shown to alter sperm function and potentially inhibit fertilization. We have access to both normal and activated human peritoneal macrophages and correlate the findings with murine model which affords more experimental manipulation.

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  • 210 Baker House, Durham, NC 27710
  • Box 2971 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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