[Changes in blood volume during acute normovolemic hemodilution with 5% albumin or 6% hydroxyethylstarch and intraoperative retransfusion].


QUESTION What is the impact of acute preoperative normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) on blood volume, intravascular colloid, and loss of red cells in the perioperative period? METHODS In 20 patients undergoing radical hysterectomy, preoperative ANH was performed to a hematocrit of 22% using 5% albumin (albumin group; n = 10) or 6% hydroxyethylstarch solution… (More)


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