WESTPORT, Conn., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. ("HemCon"), a wholly owned subsidiary of TriStar Wellness Solutions(R), Inc. (OTCQB: TWSI) and a leading developer and marketer of advanced medical products, announced today that Authors Dr. E.C.T.H. Tan and Dr. J. Peters have published in the Dutch Journal of TraumaSurgery encouraging results of a study conducted between 2009 and 2013 using HemCon's hemostatic chitosan-coated dressing ChitoGauze® on pre-hospital bleeding patients by one of the four Dutch Helicopter-Mobile Medical Teams; the Lifeliner3 of the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen the Netherlands.
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During the study all injured trauma patients with massive bleeding were successfully treated with HemCon ChitoGauze. Seventy five percent (75%) of all bleeding could be stopped with application of ChitoGauze, while in twenty five percent (25%) of patients ChitoGauze helped to control the severity of bleeding. No side effects were noted in the available follow up of 85.7% of all study subjects. The conclusion of this study is that all degrees (arterial, venous or combination of arterial and venous) of bleeding could be stopped with the HemCon dressing and this offers emergency medical personnel in both civilian and military settings a versatile and highly effective hemostatic solution to help safely stabilize patient for transport to definitive care.
"ChitoGauze has a proven track record of quickly controlling all types of bleeding. HemCon's proprietary chitosan technology provides a cost-effective hemostatic solution to treat routine to most compromised patients, while also providing antibacterial properties that may help reduce the risk of infection. HemCon's ability to stop bleeding at all levels of the continuum of care allows hospitals to add efficiencies to their normal practices as well as greatly reducing everyday expenses, while improving patient outcomes," said Michael Wax, President and CEO, HemCon. "We are very gratified that this important research conducted by Dr. Tan and Dr. Peters has been published and is being presented to the trauma community."
Dr. Tan recently presented the study at the Scientific Program of the European Congress of
Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES)/World Trauma Congress in Frankfurt, Germany. Results will also be presented by Dr. Peters at the AIRMED World Congress in Rome, Italy in June. "This international exposure solidifies the recent decision of the U.S. Military Committee on Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) to add ChitoGauze to their guidelines for hemorrhage control in tactical field and evacuation care." Added Mr. Wax.
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About HemCon Medical Technologies
HemCon Medical Technologies Inc., founded in 2001, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative technologies for hemostatic devices for the control of bleeding resulting from trauma or surgery. HemCon products are designed for use by military and civilian first responders as well as medical professionals in hospital and clinical settings where control of bleeding are of critical importance. HemCon is headquartered in Portland, Ore. With a 36,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility, the Company has additional commercial operations in Ireland and the Czech Republic. For more information, please visit www.hemcon.com.
About TriStar Wellness Solutions
TriStar Wellness Solutions®, Inc. (TWSI) is a health and wellness company that targets under-met consumer opportunities in the OTC and professional marketplace. Its core strategy plans to meet the growing demand for personalized, care solutions by leveraging proprietary innovation and healthcare technology with the rapid transformation of the healthcare marketplace to create innovative, science based solutions and brands. TriStar recently acquired HemCon Medical Technologies Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative technologies for hemostatic devices for the control of bleeding resulting from trauma or surgery. It also owns the Beauty de MamanTM brand of women's health products. Additional information is available at www.tstarwellness.com.
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