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OR company's injectable sponges save soldier's life

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XStat is a syringe full of hundreds of small sponges, about the size of a breath mint, that expand upon contact with blood. (Source: KPTV) XStat is a syringe full of hundreds of small sponges, about the size of a breath mint, that expand upon contact with blood. (Source: KPTV)
WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

RevMedx Inc., a privately owned medical device company based in Wilsonville, Oregon, has announced that the XStat was successfully used on a soldier who was injured in action.

XStat is a hemostatic device that is injected into a wound in order to stop severe bleeding.

This first-of-its-kind device injects a group of rapidly-expanding sponges into the wound in order to provide hemostatic pressure and stop the bleeding.

These sponges contain markers detectable by x-ray to ensure that they can be completely removed during surgery.

A soldier that received a gunshot wound resulting in a “sizable cavity” in his left thigh in action marks the first documented clinical use of XStat.

The patient was taken to a United States Forward Surgical Team who then performed a seven hour surgery.

The soldier received several units of blood and plasma after doctors were unable to stop the bleeding, prompting the medical team to use a single XStat device to the patients wound.

The use of this innovative device resulted in almost immediate hemostasis which allowed the patient to stabilize and eventually be transported to a care facility.

In a statement the president of RevMedx said, "We are pleased to see XStat play a critical role in saving a patient's life and hope to see significant advancement toward further adoption of XStat as a standard of care for severe hemorrhage in pre-hospital settings."

More information about RevMedx can be found at www.RevMedx.com.

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