Albumin administration improves organ function in critically ill hypoalbuminemic patients: A prospective, randomized, controlled, pilot study.

@article{Dubois2006AlbuminAI,
  title={Albumin administration improves organ function in critically ill hypoalbuminemic patients: A prospective, randomized, controlled, pilot study.},
  author={Muriel Dubois and Carlos E A Orellana-Jimenez and Christian M{\'e}lot and Daniel De Backer and Jerome Le Berre and Marc Leeman and Serge Brimioulle and Olivier Appoloni and Jacques Cr{\'e}teur and Josef Krascal Vincent},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 10},
  pages={
          2536-40
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that administration of albumin to correct hypoalbuminemia might have beneficial effects on organ function in a mixed population of critically ill patients. DESIGN : Prospective, controlled, randomized study. SETTING Thirty-one-bed, mixed medicosurgical department of intensive care. PATIENTS All adult patients with a serum albumin concentration < or =30 g/L were assessed for eligibility. Principal exclusion criteria were expected length of stay <72 hrs… CONTINUE READING

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