TITLE

Haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers: is the benefit worth the risk?

AUTHOR(S)
Mackenzie, Colin F.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
When blood is indicated but not available, haemoglobin-based oxygen carriers can sustain oxygen carriage in acute anaemia, expand circulating volume and improve rheology to ischaemic tissues. When blood is limited, not available or not an option, the risks associated with these carriers must be weighed against the risk of death.
ACCESSION #
36156996

 

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