oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Haemoglobin based oxygen carrier : use in South Africa : guest editorial



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL 4 Haemoglobin Based Oxygen Carrier : Use in South Africa Lewis J Levien MB BCh FCS(SA) PhD(Med) FACS Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg proteins, red blood cell stroma, endotoxin, bacteria, viruses and the agents that are thought to cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and variant Creutzfeld- Jakob disease (vCJD). This process produces a sterile, pyrogen-free balanced salt solution containing glutaraldehyde cross linked bovine haemoglobin polymers, which range in size from 130 to 500 kd and have an average molecular weight of 250 kd. 3 , 4 The product's oxygen dissociation curve is right-shifted with ..


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