The #1 cause of casualties is now much less of a threat!
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a pocket-sized invention that has been used for about a year and a half on the battlefield, but now may one day save your life at home.
The invention, called XStat, is a syringe-like device that can plug a life-threatening wound — think a deep wound, such as a gunshot or stabbing lesion — by injecting it with a collection of tiny, super-absorbent sponges. It’s especially handy for wounds that can’t be wrapped in a tourniquet, such as a gash to the groin or armpit.
The sponges expand inside the cavity, creating pressure that can block bleeding and life-threatening hemorrhage in 20 seconds or less. This incredible speed is a remarkable boon, which could mean the difference between life and death.
“By the time you even put a bandage over the wound, the bleeding has already stopped,” former US Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh told Popular Science, who first covered XStat.
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