Archive for the ‘coagulation’ Tag

Bleedin’ starch

Rapidly Degradable Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Impair Blood Coagulation After Cardiac Surgery:A Prospective Randomized Trial. Schramko, A. A et al. Anesth Analg 2009;108:30-6

Thanks to Lynsey Davies & the QMC journal club for reviewing this recent paper. Although the numbers are small, and their end points may not be clinically significant, the potential¬†implications for routine use of starches are important. Especially since the publication of the VISEP trial. You can find Dr. Davies’s presentation in the blue box, named starch and coagulation.