pentastarch


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pentastarch

(pĕn′ tŭ-stahrch)
A plasma volume expander derived from amylopectin. It is a colloidal solution similar to hetastarch, but with a lower average molecular weight. It is used to support blood pressure in critical situations, such as the treatment of sepsis, shock, or trauma.
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Intensive insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis.
A randomised trial comparing 5 mL/ kg and 10 mL/kg of pentastarch as a volume preload before spinal anaesthesia for elective caesarean section.
Bloos et al., "Intensive insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
These patients were preloaded with either Ringer's Lactate (Group 1) 20ml/kg, 6% Hydroxyethyl starch-450 (Group 2) 10ml/kg and 6% Pentastarch 200 as preloading solution (Group 3) respectively over a period of 30 minutes prior to spinal anaesthesia through an 18-guage intravenous cannula.
(27) In the present study, the colloid used (HAES) was a 6% solution of pentastarch (200/0.5), which exerts a colloid osmotic pressure of 40 mm Hg and stays in the intravascular space, increasing colloid osmotic pressure.
There is a need to compare the efficiency of non-protein colloids such as pentastarch versus albumin for the treatment of IDH.
(12.) Van den Berghe G; Intensive Insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis.
Dexamethasone and pentastarch produce additive attenuation of ischaemia/reperfusion lung injury.
Intensive inulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis.
Patients in group I were preloaded with 1L of ringer's lactate solution where as those in Group II were preloaded with 500ml of Pentastarch six percent solution over a period of 15-20 min before spinal anesthesia.