dextran 70

dextran 70

A high molecular weight glucose polymer used intravenously as a plasma substitute to increase blood volume temporarily in shock following severe blood loss, and for the prevention of post-operative thromboembolism. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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Ocular surface protections was added, such as artificial tears without preservatives, dextran 70 eye drops (qid), deproteinized calf blood extract eye gel (bid), and sodium chloride conjunctival sac wash (bid).
Randomized trial comparing albumin, dextran 70, and polygeline in cirrhotic patients with ascites treated by paracentesis.
7 mmHg after preloading with 3% Dextran 70 before epidural anesthesia for caesarean section, compared with a 5.
37) La administracion de 6 a 8 gramos de albumina por cada litro de liquido ascitico evacuado es de eleccion en la paracentesis evacuante mayor de cinco litros,2 pues se ha demostrado que es mejor para la recuperacion del volumen plasmatico al compararla con coloides sinteticos de tipo dextran 70 o poligelino.
Both active components, hypertonic (7,5%) saline and 6% dextran 70, play a decisive role in rapidly expanding and sustaining plasma volume.