TITLE

Fluid resuscitation with albumin or saline in the intensive care unit did not affect 28-day mortality rates

AUTHOR(S)
Cook, Deborah
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents a comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit. Patients were stratified by center and diagnosis of trauma, and were allocated to fluid resuscitation with 4% albumin (n = 3497) or normal saline (n = 3500). Treating clinicians determined the amount and rate of fluid administration and other management decisions. Results showed that patients in the intensive care unit, 28-day mortality and other clinical outcomes did not differ following fluid resuscitation with 4% albumin versus normal saline.
ACCESSION #
14590714

 

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