Accession Number : ADA626217


Title :   Self-Expanding, Tough Biodegradable Elastomers for Wound Stasis


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-31 Mar 2014


Corporate Author : ARSENAL MEDICAL INC WATERTOWN MA


Personal Author(s) : Sharma, Upma


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a626217.pdf


Report Date : 06 Aug 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Noncompressible abdominal bleeding is a significant cause of preventable death on the battlefield and in the civilian setting, with no effective therapies available at point of injury. We previously reported that a self-expanding polyurethane foam significantly improved survival in a lethal hepatoportal injury model of massive venous hemorrhage. In this study, we hypothesized that foam treatment could improve survival in a lethal iliac artery injury model in noncoagulopathic swine.


Descriptors :   *ABDOMEN , *HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK , *POLYURETHANE RESINS , *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , ARTERIES , BATTLEFIELDS , BIODETERIORATION , BLOOD COAGULATION , CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , CLINICAL MEDICINE , ELASTOMERS , EXPANDED PLASTICS , LETHALITY , RESUSCITATION , SURGERY , SWINE , THERAPY , TRAUMA


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Plastics
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE