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Starch safety in resuscitation

R Eric Hodgson, Guy Richards, A Christina Lundgren, Maryke Spruyt, Jan P Pretorius, L Rudo Mathiva, Roger Dickerson, P Dean Gopalan, Michael F M James, Ivan A Joubert, Jenna L Piercy, Andy Parrish, Mark Blockman

Abstract


This correspondence is in response to the article: Parrish A, Blockman M, Starch safety in resuscitation − when will we ever learn? S Afr Med J 2013;103(6):365-367. [http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.6969] in three parts:

1. Starch safety in resuscitation: Withdrawal of hydroxyethyl starch solutions − a plea for evidence. R E Hodgson, G A Richards, A C Lundgren, M G L Spruyt, J P Pretorius, L R Mathiva, R Dickerson, P D Gopalan 

2. Starch safety in resuscitation: Plea for evidence. M F M James, I A Joubert, J L Piercy

3. Starch safety in resuscitation: Response from A Parrish and M Blockman


Authors' affiliations

R Eric Hodgson, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban; Department of Anaesthesia, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Guy Richards, Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Christina Lundgren, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of the Witwatersrand; Department of Anaesthesia, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

Maryke Spruyt, Division of Critical Care, Bloemfontein Academic Complex, Universitas Hospital, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Jan P Pretorius, Department of Critical Care, Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria; Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

L Rudo Mathiva, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Roger Dickerson, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

P Dean Gopalan, Department of Anaesthesia, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Michael F M James, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Ivan A Joubert, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Jenna L Piercy, Department of Anaesthesia, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Andy Parrish, Department of Internal Medicine, Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals, East London; Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha; Rhodes University, Grahamstown; University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mark Blockman, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Keywords

starch; resuscitation; critical care; iv fluid

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(9):591-595. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7283

Article History

Date submitted: 2013-07-16
Date published: 2013-08-06

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