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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This decrease was attributable to a declining sale price of Hemaseel APR and the absence of commission revenues from the sale of Gelfoam.
In the most severe posterior-nosebleed cases, an interventional radiologist may place a catheter in the offending blood vessel(s) and insert gelfoam to control the bleeding.
Many methods have been utilized as adjuncts for diffuse surgical bleeding including manual compression, oxidized cellulose, gelfoam with and without topical thrombin, and fibrin sealants produced with pooled human plasma.
Differential expression of neuronal and glial antigens identifies two distinct populations of neuronal and glial-like (sustentacular) cells in the PC12 rat pheochromocytoma cell line maintained in a Gelfoam matrix system.
under the brand name Gelfoam, the material can be applied like a plaster to stop internal bleeding where sutures are impractical.
But most South Korean physicians use Gelfoam in liver cancer embolization procedures.
The external canal was packed with of loxacin-soaked Gelfoam, and the patient experienced an uneventful postoperative course.
Techniques include detachable coil embolisation, with the literature reporting impressive initial success rates as high as 95%, or the use of gelfoam, balloons or vascular plugs (1,5,8).
Looking specifically at the company's overall medical device portfolio, some of the notable 2007 product introductions included the V-Link Luer-activated device with VitalShield protective coating (the first needleless W connector containing an antimicrobial coating) and the Gelfoam Plus Hemostasis Kit (for control of bleeding during surgical procedures).
Fluoroscopy-guided UAE consists of the placement of bilateral UA balloon catheters through femoral sheaths, followed by embolization with Gelfoam pledgets to maintain or achieve hemostasis.
Temporary treatment utilizes the Gelfoam vocal cord injection, which effectively medializes the cord for 4 to 12 weeks.