MacIntyre, AD., et al.,

The American Surgeon. Vol. 77, No. 2. February 2011

Summary: This case studied the efficacy of a tourniquet in conjunction with a hemostatic dressing. 4 hemostatic agents were compared; standard gauze, HemCon, ActCel, Celox, and QuikClot.

Standard gauze had 100% failure rate, Celox was effective 60%, Quikclot was 80%, ActCel was 90%, and HemCon was successful and maintained hemostasis 100%.

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