The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Original Article

Comparison of the Algan Hemostatic Agent with Floseal in Rat Liver Laceration Bleeding Model


Department of General Surgery, Kafkas University Faculty of Medicine, Kars, Turkey


Department of Surgery, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Veterinary, Kırıkkale, Turkey


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kırıkkale, Turkey


Department of Medicine Faculty, Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Eurasian J Med 2022; 54: 36-40
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2022.21004
Read: 222 Downloads: 93 Published: 01 February 2022

Objective: Major vascular injury is one of the most important causes of death after trauma. The effective and speedy control of the hemorrhage is crucial in reducing deaths. Many products are used for this purpose. Today, however, an ideal product has not yet been produced and there is a strong demand for such effective hemostatic products. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of Algan hemostatic agent with Floseal in the liver laceration model in rats.

Materials and Methods: A total of 28 rats were used in the study. Rats were divided into 4 groups, each consisting of 7 rats. Experimental liver laceration was established. In the control group, saline-impregnated gauze was applied. Algan hemostatic agent-impregnated sponge, Algan hemostatic agent powder, and Floseal gel were applied to the experimental groups.

Results: There was no difference in bleeding control among the Algan hemostatic agent powder, Algan hemostatic agent-impregnated sponge, and Floseal. When compared to the control group, Algan hemostatic agent powder, Algan hemostatic agent-impregnated sponge, and Floseal were found to be very effective in bleeding control, respectively (P=.001, .012, and .002), in the experimental groups.

Conclusion: This study showed that the properties of both Algan hemostatic agent powder and Algan hemostatic agent-impregnated sponge for controlling bleeding are similar to Floseal. Considering other characteristics such as Algan hemostatic agent’s naturalness, easy applicability, and low cost, Algan hemostatic agent has been a promising effective hemostatic agent.

Cite this article as: Binnetoğlu K, Kumandas A, Ekici H, Canberk Özbaykuş A. Comparison of the Algan hemostatic agent with floseal in rat liver laceration bleeding model. Eurasian J Med 2022;54(1):36-40.

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