II. Indications

  1. Small vessel bleeding typically from bone

III. Mechanism

  1. Topical Hemostatic Agent
  2. Gelatin based network traps platelets and Clotting Factors, facilitating clotting
  3. Gelatin is absorbant, swelling and compressing small bleeding sites

IV. Technique

  1. Various forms may be applied to bleeding sites including plugging bleeding open wounds

V. Adverse Effects

  1. Risk of local infection at application site

VI. References

  1. Berry in Schrage (2013) Topical Hemostatic Agents, Medscape Emedicine
  2. Peralta in Sanfrey (2013) Overview of Topical Hemostatic Agents and tissues adhesives used in the operating room, UpToDate, Wolters-Kluwer
  3. Achneck (2010) Ann Surg 251(2):217-28 [PubMed]

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Ontology: Topical form gelatin hemostatic agent (C1532277)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121)
SnomedCT 415726008
Spanish agente hemostásico de gelatina, forma farmacéutica tópica, agente hemostásico de gelatina, forma farmacéutica tópica (producto), Agente hemostásico de gelatina, forma tópica (producto), Agente hemostásico de gelatina, forma tópica
English Topical form gelatin haemostatic agent, Topical form gelatin hemostatic agent (product), Topical form gelatin hemostatic agent