This chapter reviews the two types of oxygen-carrying fluids that are currently being investigated: perfluorochemical emulsions and hemoglobin solutions. The physical and physiologic characteristic of each of these solutions is briefly reviewed with a discussion of the current clinical trials of these agents. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the two types of solutions are presented with a discussion of the potential use for each.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Problems in Anesthesia|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|