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Monday, September 24, 2012

Gauze Stops Bleeding
 
The QuickClot Combat Gauze has been shown to be 100 percent effective in stopping traumatic bleeding by second application in a model of simulated hemorrhagic shock.
 
The Combat Gauze, which is carried by all branches of the U.S. Military, is impregnated with the hemostatic agent kaolin. It has been used to stop bleeding in extreme physiologic conditions that are normally associated with risk of fatality.
 
A study completed by researchers at the Department of Surgery at Madigan Health Systems demonstrated that a single application of the Combat Gauze was able to stop bleeding in 89 percent of subjects, while the second round of treatment succeeded in stopping bleeding in all subjects.
 
Kaolin is an inert mineral that quickly promotes blood clotting, and it is indicated for external control of traumatic bleeding for any wound.
 
Learn more about QuickClot Combat Gauze at www.zmedica.com.