Health & Fit Hospital tests potentially life-saving trauma foam

03:35  12 july  2018
03:35  12 july  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Officers speak about saving baby buried alive. Health. Hospital tests potentially life - saving trauma foam . BOSTON – The FDA has approved the use of a potentially lifesaving foam on patients in a clinical trial at a Boston hospital .

enough for a patient to reach a hospital and receive a life - saving operation. According to trauma surgeon David King and researchers from Arsenal Medical, Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Texas-Houston, the foam (when they tested it on animals) can potentially extend a

BOSTON – The FDA has approved the use of a potentially lifesaving foam on patients in a clinical trial at a Boston hospital. Called ResQFoam, it was created to quickly stop internal bleeding in trauma patients.

"It's remarkable and it's very exciting for us," Dr. David King, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, told CBS Boston.

The product was developed by Dr. King and a team from Arsenal Medical in Watertown, Massachusetts. Now, the FDA says it can be used in a study of up to 40 patients at Mass General.

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Trauma foam technology may help extend life on the battlefield. The trauma foam was developed by Watertown-based company Arsenal Medical. “Following FDA approval, this will be the first therapy ever that could potentially be used in the pre- hospital environment to rescue patients from bleeding

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King said it will allow doctors "to intervene and temporarily stop bleeding patients essentially the moment they arrive in the emergency department."

a group of people in a room: medical-foam.jpg © Provided by CBS Boston medical-foam.jpg The foam starts as two liquids injected into the body through the belly button, then it expands in the abdomen.

"It wraps around injured tissues and injured organs and puts gentle pressure on them which temporarily slows or stops hemorrhage," he explained.

As a surgeon in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, King knows how critical time is when it comes to blood loss. He has treated fellow soldiers on the battlefield and victims of trauma on the home front.

"When you're suffering from internal bleeding, we don't know how much time you have because no one can see what types of injuries you have on the inside," King said.

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A physiological process used commonly by mammals like seals and dolphins inspired the potentially life - saving method University at Buffalo researchers successfully tested to raise blood pressure in a simulation of trauma victims experiencing blood loss. The pre- hospital intervention is

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He said he hopes ResQFoam will give many more patients a fighting chance.

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