Investigation: Army halts some experimental medical treatments

03/31/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Experimental medical treatments for injured soldiers, some of which have been adopted by civilian hospitals on the basis of the military recommendations, have been abandoned by the military due to ineffective or even harmful results, according to this Baltimore Sun investigation. An Army official said that the military does its best to stay on the cutting edge of medical technology and that it will adapt to new treatments as they become available. Some of the treatments covered in the newpaper's investigation included the HemCon bandage, the WoundStat blood-clotting dressing and fresh, whole-blood transfusions.

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