Post written by Andrew C. Storm, MD, from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
Our video is meant to be used as a teaching tool, demonstrating the step-by-step use of hemostatic powder for GI hemorrhage. More specifically, malignancy-associated bleeding, as shown in this case, is difficult to manage endoscopically, and hemostatic powder is one of several temporizing options available to the endoscopist.
Hemostatic powder is a relatively well-known technology for hemostasis in other parts of the world, but has only just recently become clinically available here in the USA. As such, we wanted to provide a high-yield teaching video that would be valuable to endoscopists, nurses, and technicians using hemostatic powder for the first time.
Our video highlights some tips and tricks regarding the proper use of hemostatic powder, particularly avoiding clogging of the delivery catheter which can otherwise be a hindrance to successful deployment and hemostasis.
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