Mass General Surgeon is Working to Develop a Lifesaving Foam for Battlefield Trauma

David King, MD, a trauma and acute care surgeon at Mass General, is the leader of a collaborative research team that may have developed a new way to help soldiers who suffer internal injuries on the battlefield as well as civilians who are injured in accidents.

King and his team have developed a
product called ResQFoam, which expands up to 35 times its original volume when
injected into the abdomen, applying pressure on the internal organs and slowing the rate of internal bleeding.

According to King, the foam has the potential to help patients who would normally die in 5 minutes to survive for three hours.

Read more about the
creation and testing of the foam in Proto Magazine
.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s