A case series describing thermal injury resulting from zeolite use for hemorrhage control in combat operations

John G. McManus, Timothy Hurtado, Anthony Pusateri, Kevin J. Knoop

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Abstract

Four cases are presented to illustrate cutaneous burns sustained with the use of zeolite in the treatment of major hemorrhage secondary to combat wounds. Zeolite, a microporous crystalline aluminosilicate granular hemostatic agent, can cause secondary thermal injuries through an exothermic reaction that is likely related to the absorption of free fluid at the hemorrhage site. Understanding of this process may help both military and civilian EMS personnel avoid or minimize secondary thermal injury while still benefiting from zeolite's hemostatic capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalPrehospital Emergency Care
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Zeolites
Hot Temperature
Hemostatics
Hemorrhage
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Burns
Skin

Keywords

  • Burn
  • Hemorrhage
  • QuikClot®
  • Trauma
  • Zeolite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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A case series describing thermal injury resulting from zeolite use for hemorrhage control in combat operations. / McManus, John G.; Hurtado, Timothy; Pusateri, Anthony; Knoop, Kevin J.

In: Prehospital Emergency Care, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 67-71.

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