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BACKGROUND This study compared the effects of a potato-based hydroxyethyl starch (HES) with those of a maize-derived HES preparation on coagulation in cardiac surgery patients. METHODS Sixty patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were allocated randomly to receive either a potato-derived HES (6% HES 130/0.42) (n=30) or a(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of hydroxyethylstarch (HES) 130/0.4 6% and gelatin 4% on inflammation, endothelial integrity, and renal function after cardiac surgery were compared. METHODS Sixty patients aged >80 yr undergoing cardiac surgery were randomized to receive gelatin (n=30) or HES 130/0.4 (n=30). The colloid was used in the priming of the(More)
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