The pharmacokinetics and tolerability of an intravenous infusion of the new hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (6%, 500 mL) in mild-to-severe renal impairment.

UNLABELLED Hydroxyethyl starches (HES) are almost exclusively excreted glomerularly, in part after hydrolysis by amylase. HES 130/0.4 (Voluven; Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH, Bad Homburg, Germany) was developed to improve pharmacokinetics whereas preserving the efficacy of volume effect. We studied the dependency of pharmacokinetics of HES 130/0.4 on… (More)