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This brief but comprehensive monograph from the Department of Hematology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is quite timely in view of the rapidly expanding literature regarding the use of dextran infusions.
Recent publications, concerned primarily with dextrans of approximately 40,000 molecular weight, are considered in this review. The author concludes that no significant hemostatic defect is associated with infusion of these lower molecular weight dextrans and that they also differ from the earlier preparations in that they decrease rather than increase erythrocyte aggregation. In the light of these data, the author reviews the possible utility of the more
The Clinical Use of Dextran Solutions.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:993–994. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-993_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):993-994.
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