Hyperoncotic albumin proved ineffective as a plasma volume expander in the resuscitation of four acutely burned children. Hypovolemia and pulmonary edema were apparently intensified by an obligatory fluid shift following tissue extravasation of protein. We conclude that, when used, hyperoncotic albumin should be suspended in a sufficient volume of saline to produce a solution isotonic and iso-oncotic relative to plasma.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Jan 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine