Crystalloids and colloids in trauma resuscitation: a brief overview of the current debate.

@article{Rizoli2003CrystalloidsAC,
  title={Crystalloids and colloids in trauma resuscitation: a brief overview of the current debate.},
  author={Sandro Rizoli},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 5 Suppl},
  pages={S82-8}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy regarding crystalloids or colloids for resuscitation has existed for over five decades, and large numbers of clinical trials have failed to resolve the controversy. In fact, the limitations of these studies have intensified the debate. This overview aims to revisit the debate of fluid resuscitation in trauma patients by critically appraising the meta-analyses on the subject. METHODS This study was a critical analysis of six meta-analyses found by MEDLINE search… CONTINUE READING

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