To describe an alternative approach to management of severe life- threatening hemorrhagic shock and the outcome when blood was not a treatment option.
Case Report of the use of a Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carrier (HBOC-201)when control of hemorrhage and intravenous crystalloids were unsuccessful in reversal of hemorrhagic shock and progressive ischemia.
Hospital discharge and 6 month follow-up uneventful.
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. cmack003 [at] umaryland.edu
J Clin Anesth. 2008 Nov;20(7):538-41
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