Evaluation of microporous polysaccharide hemospheres as a novel hemostatic agent in open partial nephrectomy: favorable experimental results in the porcine model.

@article{Murat2004EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of microporous polysaccharide hemospheres as a novel hemostatic agent in open partial nephrectomy: favorable experimental results in the porcine model.},
  author={Fevzi Murat and Mark H. Ereth and Yue Dong and Mark P. Piedra and Matthew T. Gettman},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={172 3},
  pages={
          1119-22
        }
}
PURPOSE Microporous polysaccharide hemospheres (MPH, Medafor, Minneapolis, Minneapolis) are a novel hemostatic agent made from purified plant starch. MPH activates the clotting cascade and hyperconcentrates platelets and coagulation proteins, while enhancing a hemostatic plug. We evaluated the hemostatic efficacy of MPH compared with standard surgical technique in a porcine open partial nephrectomy model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Standardized lower pole partial nephrectomy was consecutively… CONTINUE READING
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