A comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit.

@article{Finfer2004ACO,
  title={A comparison of albumin and saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Simon R. Finfer and Rinaldo Bellomo and Neil W. Boyce and J. French and John Myburgh and Robyn Norton},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={350 22},
  pages={
          2247-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND It remains uncertain whether the choice of resuscitation fluid for patients in intensive care units (ICUs) affects survival. We conducted a multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial to compare the effect of fluid resuscitation with albumin or saline on mortality in a heterogeneous population of patients in the ICU. METHODS We randomly assigned patients who had been admitted to the ICU to receive either 4 percent albumin or normal saline for intravascular-fluid resuscitation… 

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