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gelatin sponge

A spongy protein derived from animal collagen. It can be used to arrest local bleeding intraoperatively, to embolize blood vessels, or to form a protective coating around recently manipulated tissues.
See also: sponge
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gelatin sponge

A surgical sponge of sterile water-insoluble gelatin used to control capillary bleeding. The sponge is left in place and will absorb within about six weeks.
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Compelling evidence generated by the author through the study indicates the efficacy of patch-based gelatin sponge that has the ability to encourage tissue regeneration and no toxicity to the ear while not needing autologous tissues.
Animal studies have revealed that gelatin sponges assist in the healing process following surgeries [50] without any marked inflammatory or foreign-body response.
When application of gelatin sponge alone does not bring about hemostasis, try topical thrombin (Thrombin-JMI; Jones Pharma, Bristol, Va).
Approval was based on a study of 719 people undergoing different types of surgical procedures, which showed that use of the fibrin sealant with an absorbable gelatin sponge reduced the time required to achieve hemostasis, compared with the use of a sponge alone.
This agreement further expands and strengthens Stellar's Specialty Care Products business with addition of Gelfoam (absorbable gelatin sponge, USP) promotion.
The graft was secured with gelatin sponge, and the CSF flow abated.
Moreover, researchers say, the gelatin sponge system ultimately may prove useful as an "artificial organ" capable of secreting any of a number of proteins.
The use of fibrin glue was precluded by the family's religious beliefs, so the oval window niche and middle ear were filled with absorbable gelatin sponge to support the reduction.
Surgifoam Absorbable Gelatin Sponge has been used in surgery in Europe for the past fifty years and is now available for use in the United States.