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ICU Management

Study: Long-term impact of crystalloids vs colloids after major abdominal surgery

2018 14 Nov

A 1-year follow up  of patients randomised to receive hydroxyethyl starch solution or balanced crystalloid solution as part of intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy during major open abdominal surgery, found there was no difference in renal function between the groups. The study, by Alexandre Joosten, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, CUB Erasme,... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 16 Mar

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Out with the saline?

2018 16 Mar

Reduced use linked to better outcomes Two companion studies have shown that use of saline as intravenous fluid therapy, compared to crystalloids, was associated with poor survival and increased risk of kidney complications. Matthew Semler, MD, MSc, assistant professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told ICU Management... Read more

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Out with the saline? Reduced use linked to better outcomes

2018 28 Feb

Two companion studies have shown that use of saline as intravenous fluid therapy, in comparison to crystalloids, was associated with poor survival and increased risk of kidney complications. "Our results suggest that using primarily balanced fluids should prevent death or severe kidney dysfunction for tens of thousands of patients across the country... Read more