Gelofusine

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Gelofusine is a volume expander that is used as a blood plasma replacement if a significant amount of blood is lost due to extreme hemorrhaging, trauma, dehydration, or a similar event.[1] Gelofusine is a 4% w/v solution of succinylated gelatine (also known as modified fluid gelatine) used as an intravenous colloid, and behaves much like blood filled with albumins.[2] As a result, it causes an increase in blood volume, blood flow, cardiac output, and oxygen transportation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Platt, Sam (1 September 2002). "Intravenous fluids: the options". Nursing Times. Retrieved 29 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Gelofusine, B. Braun Medical" (PDF). [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Gelofusine Flexpak". NetDoctor. Retrieved 2012-06-01.