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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Studies looking at the administration of HTS in models of hemorrhagic shock showed equal effectiveness in resuscitation with both peripheral and central infusions of 7.5% NaCl/6% dextran 70. (7) Histological examination of the veins and arteries injected showed no significant difference in abnormalities other than mild inflammatory responses at the sites of catheter passage.
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.
Both active components, hypertonic (7,5%) saline and 6% dextran 70, play a decisive role in rapidly expanding and sustaining plasma volume.
Comparison of effects of dextran 70 and dextran 40 on postoperative animals.