The Global Gunshot Injuries Treatment Market was valued at US$ 6.9 million in 2015 and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period (2017–2025). Technological developments such as innovative pocket sized device, which use tiny sponges and emergency treatment in the battlefield for soldiers, are expected to be major factors driving growth of the global gunshot injuries treatment market over the foreseeable future. Efficient treatment by products that prevent postpartum hemorrhage to boost the gunshot injuries treatment market Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries, and responsible for a quarter of all maternal deaths globally.
According to an article published by Medscape, pregnancy-related mortality ratio was estimated to be 17.3 deaths per 100,000 pregnant women, with around 11.4% of these deaths caused due by postpartum hemorrhage, in 2013. The initiatives taken by organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and the UK Government to aid research for the development of preventive devices for PPH is a major factor causing expansion of the gunshot injuries treatment market. Furthermore, the development of the XSTAT-PPH device by Oregon Health & Science Univsersity and RevMedx for the treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in low resource settings accelerates growth of the gunshot injuries treatment market.
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Surgical priorities for prevention of gunshot management includes hemorrhage control, prevention, and reconstruction of infection, as gunshot has potential to damage affected tissues. The Xstat syringe was the only FDA-approved device for immediate treatment of blood flow. According to an article published in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, in 2015, around 70% of battlefield wounds sustained in conflict since the Second World War were gunshot injuries during the early phases of conflicts. Furthermore, affected soldiers require immediate transfer to trauma center for definitive management for conducting initial care and stabilization in emergency department.
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