gelfoam


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gelfoam

[′jel ‚fōm]
(biochemistry)
Absorbable gelatin sponge partially insolubilized by crosslinking, used for arresting hemorrhage during surgery.
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After removing the MicroWick, we now routinely anesthetize the perforation with Gelfoam impregnated with lidocaine gel 2%, freshen the edge with a pick, and place a cigarette-paper patch over the perforation.
La grasa peridural es luxada para revestir a la raiz, colocandose Gelfoam sobre esta.
BloodSTOP saves money is far more cost-effective than other hemostatic products like Surgicel, Gelfoam or Durabond.
Gelfoam was placed on the fascia, a meatoplasty was performed and the mastoid bowl was packed with ribbon gauze smeared with antibiotic ointment.
1) Currently available materials include bovine collagen, hydroxyapatite, Gelfoam, autologous fat, micronized acellular human dermis, hyaluronan, and Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene).
In this randomized placebo-controlled trial, forty-two patients undergoing spinal surgery had a Gelfoam sponge containing either rhThrombin or normal saline (placebo) applied to a site of intraoperative bleeding.
2) placed on the stapes footplate and stabilized by gelfoam.
As soon as the middle ear is exposed, apply Gelfoam soaked with the injection solution into the middle ear.
Overall results of a prospective, randomized, 309-patient clinical trial using FloSeal in cardiac, vascular and spinal surgery showed FloSeal stopped bleeding within 10 minutes in 96 percent of all cases, compared with 77 percent of the control patients who were treated with Gelfoam plus thrombin.
The outer gelfoam is suctioned after 2 weeks and the ear drops are continued for 2 more weeks.
Among the products not mentioned earlier are devices that provide direct pressure via an inflatable balloon or a central lumen and products that have hemostatic properties, such as Gelfoam.
Overall results of a prospective, randomized, 309-patient clinical trial using FloSeal in cardiac, vascular, and spinal surgery showed FloSeal stopped bleeding within 10 minutes in 96 percent of all cases, compared with 77 percent of the control arm patients who were treated with Gelfoam plus thrombin.