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An evidence-based review of the use of a combat gauze (QuikClot) for hemorrhage control.

  title={An evidence-based review of the use of a combat gauze (QuikClot) for hemorrhage control.},
  author={Brian T Gegel and Paul N. Austin and Arthur Don Johnson},
  journal={AANA journal},
  volume={81 6},
Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Uncontrolled hemorrhage related to the traumatic event is often the major cause of complications and death. The use of hemostatic agents may be one of the easiest and most effective methods of treating hemorrhage. The US military recommends a hemostatic combat gauze (QuikClot Combat Gauze) as the first-line hemostatic agent for use in treatment of severe hemorrhage. This review provides essential information for evidence-based use of this… 

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