pledget


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pled·get

 (plĕj′ĭt)
n.
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.

[Origin unknown.]

pledget

(ˈplɛdʒɪt)
n
(Medicine) a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
[C16: of unknown origin]

pledg•et

(ˈplɛdʒ ɪt)

n.
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
[1530–40; orig. uncertain]
Translations

pled·get

n. tapón de algodón absorbente o de gasa.

pledget

n torunda, trozo de algodón o gasa usado para limpiar heridas o para detener hemorrhagia
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It noted that the Arab countries' pledget to the initiative have so far amounted to USD 1.
A compressed tampon corn prising: a pledget comprising a First absorbent material, a second absorbent material, and at least one physical discontinuity in the form of a slit, slot, or notch, wherein the at least one physical discontinuity originates on a side edge of the pledget and extends towards an opposing side edge of the pledget to define a partially isolated first portion and second portion.
The pancreas was carefully dissected free, cleaned of extraneous tissue, weighed, wrapped in pledget and immediately placed into liquid nitrogen.
The fastener serves as a pledget for the tissue injury created by the guiding stylet.
The additional indication expands the use of the implant to include suture-line reinforcing, buttressing for soft tissue reaproximation, repair of cannulation sites and bleeding sites, and as an intracardiac patch or pledget for tissue repair of structural problems such as septal defects.
Topical anesthesia should be applied with 4% lidocaine or lidocaine/pseudoephedrine on a cotton pledget.
It has been suggested that the practice of using a 10% solution either by irrigation with a conjunctival pledget or injection subconjunctivally should be discouraged (4).
It appeared to be a pledget, commonly used during vascular grafting.
Contract notice: Supply of surgical suture and pledget and necessary to the medical university hospital area vasta centro
A process for stabilizing a product from a pledget, comprising the steps of: providing a pledget into a compression mold; compressing said pledget in said compression mold to form a compressed pledget; unloading said compressed pledget from said compression mold and loading said compressed pledget into a stabilization mold by a transfer member, whereby said transfer member advances to a loading position; retracting said transfer member to a stabilizing position; stabilizing said compressed pledget in said stabilization mold to form a stabilized product, wherein said transfer member remains in said stabilizing position during at least a portion of the step of stabilizing said compressed pledget; and unloading said stabilized product from said stabilization mold.
In the learning phase of the study, the subjects were introduced to the odours of amitraz, organophosphate and a control (distilled water) from labelled opaque glass bottles containing one undiluted drop of each ingredient on a cotton wool pledget.
Contract award: Procedura aperta, in forma telematica, aggregata, per la fornitura di dispositivi per sutura meccanica e chirurgia video-assistita, feltri, pledget, patch, reti chirurgiche, colle e cera per ossa, periodo: 1.