Hydroxyethyl Starch Ban

Experts have vehemently argued over the European ban on HES, most agreeing on the evidence of increased renal failure and mortality. But a sizeable minority see it as unwarranted and draconian, such as this spirited critique of the flaws in the studies showing adverse outcomes. Note that one of the authors declares competing interest (Fresenius-Kabi makers of  Voluven HES)

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