Plasma expander and blood storage effects on capillary perfusion in transfusion after hemorrhage

Transfusion, 05/11/2012

The type of plasma expander used for hemodilution influences the short–term outcome of subsequent volume resuscitation using blood transfusion, 4% polyethylene glycol–conjugated albumin (PEG–Alb) providing the most favorable outcome by comparison to hydroxyethyl starch (HES) or fresh plasma.

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