The Effect of In Vitro Hemodilution with Gelatin, Dextran, Hydroxyethyl Starch, or Ringer’s Solution on Thrombelastograph®

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Abstract

Implications:

Blood coagulation may be compromised when the dilution ratio of blood volume to colloid solution volume is >10:4. Whereas gelatin solutions have less intrinsic effect on blood coagulation than hydroxyethyl starch or dextran, 10% dextran 40 has the strongest effect on coagulation.

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