Kerlix Gauze packing can generate up to 197 mmHg at the bottom of the wound and 45 mmHg on the sides. Xstat can generate 156 mmHg and 123 mmHg respectively. Although it’s unclear XSTAT is better than gauze packing done by a well-trained packer, it’s essentially an expert wound packer in a tube, and it’s faster.
Gauze vs XSTAT in wound packing for hemorrhage control. Kragh JF, Aden JK, Steinbaugh J, Am J Emerg Med, 2015 Jul;33(7):974-976