Comparison of hydroxyethyl starch colloids with crystalloids for surgical patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Raiman2016ComparisonOH,
  title={Comparison of hydroxyethyl starch colloids with crystalloids for surgical patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Mohamed Raiman and Colin G Mitchell and B M Biccard and Reitze Nils Rodseth},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={42-8}
}
BACKGROUND Fluid therapy is one of the most ubiquitous medical therapeutic interventions. There is a debate over whether colloids or crystalloids are better for fluid resuscitation. Recent large trials and meta-analyses suggest no mortality benefit and possible harm with hydroxyethyl starch (HES) use. However, these trials were conducted in critically ill and septic patients and their applicability to perioperative patients has been challenged. OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the impact of HES… CONTINUE READING