A comprehensive review of topical hemostatic agents: efficacy and recommendations for use.

@article{Achneck2010ACR,
  title={A comprehensive review of topical hemostatic agents: efficacy and recommendations for use.},
  author={Hardean E. Achneck and Bantayehu Sileshi and Ryan M. Jamiolkowski and David Mois Albala and Mark L. Shapiro and Jeffrey Harold Lawson},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={251 2},
  pages={217-28}
}
Since ancient times we have attempted to facilitate hemostasis by application of topical agents. In the last decade, the number of different effective hemostatic agents has increased drastically. In order for the modern surgeon to successfully choose the right agent at the right time, it is essential to understand the mechanism of action, efficacy and possible adverse events as they relate to each agent. In this article we provide a comprehensive review of the most commonly used hemostatic… CONTINUE READING