gauze sponge


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gauze sponge

A sterile pad made of absorbent material. It is used during surgery and in wound dressing materials.
See also: sponge
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The number of gauze sponges in the marketplace is expected to remain level or decrease slightly.
Reducing the sponge total plies to three or four should allow the use of high speed converting equipment significantly faster than current gauze sponge folding machines.
The products with major potential to be converted to nonwovens are general purpose gauze sponges used for most wound cleaning and dressing requirements.
Tracheostomy trays consist of nitrile gloves, trach brush, drape, twill tape roll, cotton tip applicators, pipe cleaners, gauze sponges, removable basin, retractor, dilator, scalpel knife- handle for surgical blade, artery forceps, scissors, needle holder, blunt hook retractor, dressing forceps, etc.
"When the masses were divided in half, gauze sponges encapsulated by thick, fibrous walls (Panel C) and radiopaque barium sulfate strands were observed.
Initial clinical evaluation of a handheld device for detecting retained surgical gauze sponges using radiofrequency identification technology.