It is a topical hemostatic agent that is made from treated and sterilized cellulose and available in fabric meshwork .It is an FDA-approved material indicated for the control of bleeding from open wounds and body cavities (eg, mouth, ears, nose, throat, and vagina). The material does not contain chemical additives, thrombin, or collagen, and is hypoallergenic. In contact with blood, Hemostyp™ almost immediately converts to a collagen like substance. Because of its purity and the fact that it degrades rapidly into biocompatible end products (glucose, water), it does not adversely affect wound healing.
“Hemostyp is definitely a safe choice for a hemostatic agent.” – Clinical Evaluator
1. Trauma or Surgery on patients with profuse bleeding
2. Trauma and/or surgery for patients on certain medications:
a)Aspirin – inhibit platelet aggregation by inhibiting the pathway of cyclooxygenase enzyme.
b) Anti-inflammatories – similar mechanism as aspirin but effect more limited.
c) Anticoagulants – inhibits synthesis of coagulation factors
d) Antibiotics-Altered intestinal flora which can decrease production of vitamins essential too blood clot process.
e) Anticancer drugs – Patient may be on drugs that reduce the number of circulating platelets.
3.Trauma and/or surgery for patients with:
a) Liver damage from alcoholism (may have decreased production of liver-dependent coagulation factors)
b) Non-alcoholic liver disease
c) Primary hepatitis
d) Hypertension (elevated systolic blood pressure, 180-200. Systolic, may cause prolonged bleeding)
4. Trauma and/or surgery for patients with:
a)Hemophilia “A”, “B”, or “C” (coagulation factor deficiencies)
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Hemostyp™ has long been used in the medical industry all around the United States. Case Report: A gunshot wound with the bullet going straight through the patients forearm had shattered both the radius and ulna. Major bleeding occurred from both entrance and exit wounds. The EMTs had placed their last 2”X 2” of Hemostyp™ after folding it, inside the entrance wound and the bleeding stopped almost immediately. Normal dressing and bandage was placed on exit wound, which required constant pressure to be applied and needed to be augmented before arriving to the hospital. In contrast to the entrance wound, it needed no addition attention until patient was admitted to the hospital.*
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