The Sponges Are Back: The XStat Cleared For Civvy Street

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  1. erudne

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    SPONGES could save the lives of gunshot victims:
    SPONGES could save the lives of gunshot victims: FDA approves military gadget to plug wounds in 15 seconds for use in civilians
    • The XStat looks like a large syringe, filled with rapidly expanding sponges
    • FDA approved the device for battlefield use last year, and now for civilians
    • Device has potential to absorb 300 millilitres of blood or other bodily fluid
    By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com

    Published: 17:39 EST, 9 December 2015 | Updated: 19:16 EST, 9 December 2015



    Ambulances in the United States may now be equipped with life-saving sponges to prevent gunshot victims from bleeding out.

    The device was cleared last year for use on the battlefield, but now, the FDA has approved it for civilian use too.

    Sponges are injected into the wound to stop the bleeding, and can later be removed safely once the victim has arrived at the hospital.

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    The device, called XStat Rapid Homeostasis System, was developed by RevMedx. Sponges are injected into the wound to stop the bleeding, and can later be removed safely once the victim has arrived at the hospital

    The device, called XStat Rapid Homeostasis System, was developed by RevMedx out of Wilsonville, Oregon.

    What looks like a large syringe is filled with small, tablet-like sponges that can expand once inside a wound. The cellulose sponges are coated with a homeostatic agent, according to MedGadget, and grow rapidly to fill the hole.

    These sponge tablets absorb blood pumping into the area, and plug the cavity in less than 15 seconds, to allow clotting to begin.



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  2. Doc In UPlace

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    Oregon scores again! Nice work!
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

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    It'd be cool to get one just in case.
     
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    Curious how much these cost. My Son in Law used to rep a product called Syvek Patch and a box the size of a small bandaid box was over $500. And I just got an Epi Pen 3-Pack with a cost of $500 to my insurance company. God stuff seems to be big $$ now days.
     
  5. albin25

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    May this product never become available to the likes of ISIS and
    others of their barbarian brotherhood....
    ...to quote Elaine from Seinfeld,"they are not sponge-worthy!"
     
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  6. oknow

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    Get a box of each size Kotex, they will do the same thing for less.
     
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  7. Caveman Jim

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    Tampons will work too!!!!!o_Oo_Oo_O From what I have heard....:oops:
     
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    I have a version of that filled with lead pellets. The applicator is a couple of feet long. It's a bit more cumbersome, but much more satisfying.
     
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