Evaluation of topical hemostatic agents for combat wound treatment.

  title={Evaluation of topical hemostatic agents for combat wound treatment.},
  author={Bijan Shams Kheirabadi},
  journal={U.S. Army Medical Department journal},
Uncontrolled hemorrhage remains the leading cause of potentially preventable death in combat casualties. In the current conflict, nearly two-thirds of these deaths occurred as a result of torso injuries with noncompressible hemorrhage and one-third from extremity injuries with compressible bleeding. The natural ability of blood to clot rapidly and stop bleeding from large vessels is far less than needed in the face of severe injuries and may even be diminished as a result of a massive tissue… CONTINUE READING
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