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Hyperchloraemia in sepsis: saline vs. balanced crystalloids

2018 03 Apr

Chloride, as the major anion of the extracellular fluid, constitutes an important element in the homeostasis of the human organism. Hyperchloraemia, whether a result of the sepsis process or a consequence of its treatment with supraphysiologic chloride fluids, appears to have a negative impact on the clinical outcome of septic patients, according to... 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 outcomesTwo 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 & Practice... 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

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Fluid Therapy: Buffered Crystalloids No Better Than Saline

2015 08 Oct

Use of a buffered crystalloid for fluid therapy, compared with saline, did not reduce the incidence of acute kidney injury or failure for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, according to new research presented at the 28th annual congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The findings are also published in JAMA.Although 0.9 percent... Read more