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Synthetic material revs up blood clotting at low cost

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Synthetic material revs up blood clotting at low cost

  The search always goes on for better hemostatics. While a red-hot piece of iron has always worked well, the recipients of such treatment never show much enthusiasm for the same. For surface bleeding we have a variety of hemostatic approaches such as thermal cautery, electrocautery, topical hemostats such as Monsel’s solution or aluminum chloride, firbrin - thrombin mixes (at great cost), alginates and collagen dressing, chitin, and starch and clay based products among others we mix and match. New additions are always welcome. Hopefully, the dose used in the outpatient setting will be priced reasonably as this may very well become a useful tool. If it is truly non-allergenic and effective also as a dressing it may become a very useful tool. Bravos to engineer Casey! For more information, visit http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2010/08/25/new-gel-seals-wounds-fast.html