This study compares the perioperative effects of a saline crystalloid and a more balanced and buffered electrolyte crystalloid on clotting. The differences thought to be related to blood clotting that one would anticipate in such a study would that the saline treated patients would become more acidotic and have lower ionized calcium. Therefore, in interpreting […]
Influence of a new hydroxyethylstarch preparation (HES 130/ 0.4) on coagulation in cardiac surgical patients.
Note that volumes of Gelatine and Starch required to maintain CVP are no different between two groups, suggesting that the two solutions are equally effective as plasma volume expanders. However, study has little statistical power with regards to volumes of fluids administered, blood loss or blood/blood product usage. – M. Mythen.