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In vitro effects of lactated Ringer's solution, hypertonic saline, hydroxyethyl starch, hypertonic saline/hydroxyethyl starch, and mannitol on thromboelastographic variables of canine whole blood

Adelina Chan, Dez Hughes, Brett S Tennent-Brown, Manuel Boller

Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To assess the in vitro effects of crystalloid and colloid IV fluids on the thromboelastographic (TEG) variables of canine whole blood. DESIGN: In vitro experimental study. SETTING: Veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Twenty-two healthy dogs. INTERVENTION: Citrated whole blood samples collected from healthy dogs were diluted with 3.4% hypertonic saline (HTS 3.4), 7% hypertonic saline (HTS 7), and 20% mannitol at 8% and 16% dilutions; hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (HES 130/0.4) at 16% dilution; lactated Ringer's solution (LRS) at 16%, 33%, and 66% dilutions; and HTS 7-HES 130/0.4 at 25% and 50% dilutions. Kaolin-activated TEG analysis was concurrently performed on diluted and contr..

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