Study on alterations of blood flow and blood viscosity under hemorrhagic shock and effects of plasma expander.

Experiments were performed in 48 dogs subjected to a shock produced by hemorrhage after the modified Wiggers' method. Dogs were infused 90 minutes after hemorrhage with one of six test substances; shed blood, 5% glucose solution, or four kinds of dextran ( mw. 75,000, 47,000, 29,000 and 12,000 ). Infusion of dextran with mw. 29,000 produced the most… CONTINUE READING