Blood substitutes

Joyce A. Wahr, Kevin K. Tremper

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-93
Number of pages12
JournalProblems in Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


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