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Adverse Effects of Hydroxyethyl Starch (HES) Infusions

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions are an artificial colloid useful in resuscitation in critical care. Infusion of HES may be associated a number of adverse effects. Some of the adverse effects are seen only with high doses, while some such as anaphylaxis may be seen even at low dosages.

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