Comparison of Celox-A, ChitoFlex, WoundStat, and combat gauze hemostatic agents versus standard gauze dressing in control of hemorrhage in a swine model of penetrating trauma.

@article{Littlejohn2011ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Celox-A, ChitoFlex, WoundStat, and combat gauze hemostatic agents versus standard gauze dressing in control of hemorrhage in a swine model of penetrating trauma.},
  author={Lanny F. Littlejohn and John Joseph Devlin and Sara S Kircher and Robert Lueken and Michael R Melia and Andrew S. Johnson},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={340-50}
}
OBJECTIVES Uncontrolled hemorrhage remains one of the leading causes of trauma deaths and one of the most challenging problems facing emergency medical professionals. Several hemostatic agents have emerged as effective adjuncts in controlling extremity hemorrhage. However, a review of the current literature indicates that none of these agents have proven superior under all conditions and in all wound types. This study compared several hemostatic agents in a lethal penetrating groin wound model… CONTINUE READING