Safety of modern starches used during surgery.

@article{Linden2013SafetyOM,
  title={Safety of modern starches used during surgery.},
  author={Philippe J F Van der Linden and Michael James and Michael Monty G. Mythen and Richard B. Weiskopf},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={35-48}
}
Various hydroxyethyl starch (HES) preparations have been used for decades to augment blood volume. There has been concern recently regarding possible adverse outcomes when using HES in the intensive care setting, especially in patients with septic shock. However, the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of HES preparations depend on their chemical composition and source material. Thus, different clinical conditions could result in differing effectiveness and safety for these… CONTINUE READING
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