Accession Number : ADA581701


Title :   New Technologies for Treating Severe Bleeding in Far-Forward Combat Areas


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Dubick, Michael A ; Kheirabadi, Bijan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a581701.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Hemorrhage accounts for nearly 50% of death on the battlefield and the majority of these fatalities occur before the wounded Soldier reaches a surgical facility. The natural ability of blood to clot rapidly and seal the bleeding sites is inadequate to control a more severe hemorrhage and is often diminished after traumatic injuries. Therefore, the use of blood clotting drugs/devices is essential to stop the severe hemorrhage and prevent death of patients. The identification of new technologies to stop severe hemorrhage is a major topic for this symposium.


Descriptors :   *HEMORRHAGE , BLOOD COAGULATION , CASUALTIES , DRESSINGS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Weapons Effects(biological)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE