Study of the hemostatic properties of gaseous ozone
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The hemostatic properties of ozone were studied on models of parenchymatous (from a wound in the liver) and stem (from the stump of the tail) bleedings in rats. An air-ozone mixture at a flow rate of 1 liter/min and a concentration of 2 mg/ml was found to exert a pronounced hemostatic effect. Our findings indicate that the arrest of bleeding under the influence of ozone is due to the formation of a fibrin membrane on the surface of the flowing blood, this leading to rapid and effective hemostasis. Preliminary drying of the wound still further speeds the onset of hemostasis.
Key Wordsgaseous ozone parenchymatous bleeding stem bleeding hemostasis rats
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