Hemorrhage is the most common cause of death both in hospitals and on the battlefield. The need for an effective hemostatic agent remains, since all injuries are not amenable to tourniquet use. There are many topical hemostatic agents and dressings available to control severe bleeding. This article reviews the most commonly used inorganic hemostats, subcategorized as zeolite and clay-based hemostats. Their hemostatic functions as well as their structural properties that are believed to induce hemostasis are discussed. The most important findings from in vitro and in vivo experiments are also covered.
S. Pourshahrestani et al., "Inorganic Hemostats: The State-Of-The-Art and Recent Advances," Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 58, pp. 1255 - 1268, Elsevier, Jan 2016.
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01 Jan 2016