A synthetic haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier and the reversal of cardiac hypoxia secondary to severe anaemia following trauma

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Abstract

We report a case of compassionate use of a haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier in a severely injured Jehovaha??s Witness patient, for whom survival was considered unlikely. Severe anaemia and cardiac hypoxia were reversed after slow infusion of this agent. No vasoactive side effects were associated with the treatment, possibly due to the slow infusion, and the patient survived
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medical Journal of Australia
Volume194
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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