TitleChitosan dressing provides hemostasis in swine femoral arterial injury model.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsGustafson, SB, Fulkerson, P, Bildfell, RJ, Aguilera, L, Hazzard, TM
JournalPrehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
Volume11
Issue2
Pagination172-8
Date Published2007 Apr-Jun
KeywordsWound Healing
Abstract

Chitosan dressings have been shown to be effective in improving survival of severe parenchymal injuries in an animal model and in treating prehospital combat casualties. Our goal was to test the efficacy of chitosan acetate dressings in providing durable hemostasis in a high-flow arterial wound model.