Self-Expanding, Tough Biodegradable Elastomers for Wound Stasis
Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-31 Mar 2014
ARSENAL MEDICAL INC WATERTOWN MA
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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.
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