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  • n. hydroxyethyl starch, a non-ionic starch derivative.


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  • Two of the blood expanders in the study contained a substance known as hetastarch, a clear fluid made of a starch and salt solution. Main RSS Feed

  • Patients were not allowed to receive intravenous heparin, oral anticoagulants, aspirin, or volume expanders such as hetastarch or dextrans during the first 24 hours following administration of the study drug. - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • Adzick NS, deLorimier AA, Harrison MR, Fisher DM: Major childhood tumor resection using hemodilution anesthesia and hetastarch.

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  • One liter of hetastarch expands plasma volume by 700 mL to 1 L, with as much as 40\% of maximum volume expansion persisting for 24 hrs. 52 Hydroxyethyl starch molecules may also affect endothelial cell activation through mechanisms yet to be determined.

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  • The principal solutions used in clinical resuscitation are albumin and hetastarch.

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  • In a laboratory study57, macrophage function and reticuloendothelial clearance of lipid emulsions were not altered in animals receiving hetastarch.

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  • Five percent albumin and 6\% hetastarch are equivalent in the amount of fluid required during resuscitation.

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  • It is available in a 6\% solution of normal saline, which contains 60 g / L of hetastarch and has a colloid osmotic pressure of approximately 300 mOsm / L.

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  • The possible immunosuppressive effect of the long-term deposition of higher molecular weight hetastarch particles in the reticuloendothelial system have been of concern.

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  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Hydroxyethyl starch (hetastarch) is a synthetic colloid formed from hydroxyethyl-substituted branch-chain amylopectin.

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