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Online ISSN 1827-1596
SMART 2002 Milan, May 29-31, 2002
PROBLEMS IN ORTHOPEDIC ANESTHESIA
From the Clinic of Anesthesia and General Intensive Care Medicine University of Innsbruck, Austria
Review of adverse effects related to perioperative hemodilution with specific reference to modulation of hemostasis. Relevant studies were obtained from the medical literature. Artificial colloids impair hemostasis in a specific way, especially when given to patients with a congenital alteration of platelet function such as a mild form of von Willebrand disease.