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- n. The use of a tampon.
- n. A stoppage in the flow of blood in a vessel, caused either by the insertion of a tampon or by outside constriction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The employment of a tampon; tamponage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
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Smart and clever researchers at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health PATH designed a safe, simple balloon tamponade that, at less than $10 per device, would be affordable in the developing world.
There is a medical device called a balloon tamponade that can help save a mother from excessive blood loss.
When a balloon tamponade is inserted into the uterus and filled with water or saline, it can stop bleeding within 10 to 15 minutes.
With the $100,000 award from USAID's Development Innovation Ventures DIV PATH and partners will develop, test and validate product requirement specifications and a low-cost manufacturing feasibility plan for a safe, effective tamponade device that meets international standards for medical devices.
The tamponade stops hemorrhaging and controls uterine bleeding at as much as a 97 percent reduction in cost.
However, with costs ranging from $77 to $312 for a single-use tamponade, they are prohibitively expensive for widespread use in developing countries.
Or the heart can bleed into the pericardial sac surrounding it, causing a lethal condition called cardiac tamponade in which pressure builds around the heart and it can't beat effectively.
-- The author's tampons for pulmonary hemostasis by bronchoscopic tamponade.
The remainder were eventually closed with Oxane HD tamponade without the need for face down posturing.
It is a little hard to say whether this is occurring as a result of atrial systole or during ventricular systole consistent with tamponade.