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Can J Surg. 2001 Jun;44(3):172-9.

Advances in fluid resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock.

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Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Ont.

Abstract

The optimal fluid for resuscitation in hemorrhagic shock would combine the volume expansion and oxygen-carrying capacity of blood without the need for cross-matching or the risk of disease transmission. Although the ideal fluid has yet to be discovered, current options are discussed in this review, including crystalloids, colloids, blood and blood substitutes. The future role of blood substitutes is not yet defined, but the potential advantages in trauma or elective surgery may prove to be enormous.

PMID:
11407826
PMCID:
PMC3699117
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