embolization agent

embolization agent

a substance used to occlude or drastically reduce blood flow within a vessel. Examples include microfibrillar collagen, absorbable gelatin sponge (Gelfoam), polyvinyl alcohol particles, tris-acryl gelatin microspheres, and silicone beads.
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During the administration of the embolization agent, EmboGuide superimposes the planning information onto the interventional X-ray system's live images to monitor the treatment progress and determine its endpoint.
They reported that the most common embolization agents used are metallic coils (40%), particles (28%), and NBCA (24%).
There are many potential etiologies for this development including the initial traumatic injury, hypoxemia, hypovolemia, tissue hypoperfusion, and potential migration of embolization agents causing infarction which are likely contributing factors.
The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within market segments - Female Sterilization Devices (Transcervical Sterilization Devices (Micro-inserts) and Mechanical Sterilization Devices (Tubal Clips and Rings)), Endometrial Ablation Devices (Thermal Balloon, Hydrothermal Ablation (HTA), Bipolar Energy, Cryotherapy and Microwave Endometrial Ablation Devices) and Uterine Fibroid Embolization Agents (Poly Vinyl Alcohol Particles, Trisacryl Gelatin Microspheres and Gelatin Sponge).
The advances in microcatheter design and embolization agents have made superselective transarterial catheter embolization a safe and efficacious modality in the acute management of upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage.
Site and number of lesions, embolization agents, selective or non-selective embolization were recorded.