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Injectable sponges for battlefield

A simple new method could revolutionise battlefield medicine. This consists of a syringe filled with injectable sponges, shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding, a major cause of combat fatalities. Nearly a quarter of combat deaths are still considered potentially avoidable, according to a study by the [b]US Army[/b]. In nine cases out of 10, these avoidable deaths were due to massive blood loss.

[link url=http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-tiny-sponges-battlefield.html] – Medical Xpress[/link]

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