Hypertonic sodium chloride solutions for the prehospital management of traumatic hemorrhagic shock: a possible improvement in the standard of care?

@article{Maningas1986HypertonicSC,
  title={Hypertonic sodium chloride solutions for the prehospital management of traumatic hemorrhagic shock: a possible improvement in the standard of care?},
  author={Peter A Maningas and Ronald F. Bellamy},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1411-4}
}
Acute hemorrhage is a major cause of death in both civilian and military trauma. The suboptimal effect of the volume of standard crystalloids that can be infused during transport has resulted in a need for a more efficacious fluid for the prehospital management of both civilian and military trauma. Markedly hypertonic sodium chloride solutions have been shown to improve transiently the hemodynamic consequences of shock in animal models. The use of small volumes of 7.5% NaCl in 6% dextran 70 has… CONTINUE READING