Nov
2002

A prospective randomized study comparing two techniques of perioperative blood conservation: Isovolemic hemodilution and hypervolemic hemodilution.

Kumar R, Chakraborty I, SehgalR
Anesth Analg 2002;95(5):1154-1161.
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This prospective randomized study reports that hypervolemic hemodilution using urea-linked gelatin is as efficient as moderate isovolemic hemodilution in reducing allogeneic blood exposure in ASA I and II patients undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery.

– Philippe Van der Linden