A randomized unblinded pilot study comparing albumin versus hydroxyethyl starch in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.

@article{Fernndez2005ARU,
  title={A randomized unblinded pilot study comparing albumin versus hydroxyethyl starch in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.},
  author={J. Fern{\'a}ndez and J. E. P. Monteagudo and Xavier Bargall{\'o} and Wladimiro Jim{\'e}nez and J Bosch and Vicente Arroyo and Miguel Navasa},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={627-34}
}
The administration of albumin improves circulatory function, prevents hepatorenal syndrome, and reduces hospital mortality in patients with cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. This randomized unblinded pilot study compared the effect of albumin (10 patients) and the synthetic plasma expander hydroxyethyl starch 200/0.5 (10 patients) on the systemic hemodynamics of patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Baseline measurements were performed within 12 hours after diagnosis… CONTINUE READING

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