[Rotational thromboelastometry assessment of ballanced crystalloid, hydroxyethyl starch and gelatin effects on coagulation: a randomized trial].Rev Bras Anestesiol. 2019 Jul - Aug; 69(4):383-389.RB
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
Modern crystalloid and colloid solutions are balanced solutions which are increasingly used in perioperative period. However, studies investigating their negative effect on whole blood coagulation are missing, and vivid debate is going on about which solution has the minimal coagulopathy effect. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of modern fluid solutions on whole blood coagulation using rotational thromboelastometry.
Blood samples were obtained from 30 patients during knee arthroscopy before and after administration of 500mL of crystalloid, Hydroxyethyl Starch and gelatin according to the randomization. Rotational thromboelastometry (Extem, Intem and Fibtem tests) was used to assess negative effect of fluid solutions on whole blood coagulation.
In Extem test, the initiation phase of fibrin clot formation represented by CT parameter was not influenced by any fluid solution (p>0.05). The speed of clot formation represented by CFT and α angle was impaired by Hydroxyethyl Starch and gelatin but not by crystalloids (p<0.05). The strength of formatted coagulum represented by MCF parameter was impaired both in Extem and Fibtem test by HES and in Fibtem also by crystalloids (p<0.05). Intem test was not negatively influenced by any crystalloid or colloid solution in any parameter (p>0.05).
Extem test appears to be sensitive to coagulopathy effect of modern colloids and crystalloids. Hydroxyethyl starch has the most obvious negative effect on clot formation followed by gelatin and finally by crystalloids. Intem test seems to be insensitive to adverse effect of modern colloids and crystalloids.