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    New Treatment Stops Bleeding in 15 Seconds

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    In the field, if a soldier has an open wound, medics use a painful and not always effective method of stuffing gauze deep into the wound to try to stop the bleeding. A group of military veterans, engineers, and scientists in the state of Oregon, called RevMedx has come up with an alternative treatment for open wounds in the field called XStat.

    According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the highest rate of preventable deaths on the battlefield between 2001 and 2009 were caused by uncontrollable hemorrhaging.

    In the field, if a soldier has an open wound, medics use a painful and not always effective method of stuffing gauze deep into the wound to try to stop the bleeding.

    RevMedx, an Oregon based group of military veterans, engineers, and scientists, has now developed an alternative treatment for open wounds in the field called XStat.

    The design of the XStat was initially inspired by the foam fix a flat system for punctured car tires, (and the finished system is reportedly capable of sealing an open gun shot wound in 15 seconds.

    The syringe is small, and light weight, making it perfect for use by medics in the field.

    Using a modified syringe with small medical sponges inside, the wound is filled and the sponges expand to stop the bleeding.

    The XStat is under review before it is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.