Distribution of normal saline and 5% albumin infusions in cardiac surgical patients.

@article{Ernest2001DistributionON,
  title={Distribution of normal saline and 5% albumin infusions in cardiac surgical patients.},
  author={David Ernest and Allan S Belzberg and Peter M. Dodek},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={2299-302}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the relative distribution of fluid within the extracellular fluid volume (ECFV) and the effect on oxygen delivery after infusing either normal saline or 5% albumin in cardiac surgical patients. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, unblinded, interventional study. SETTING Cardiac surgical intensive care unit in a 450-bed teaching hospital. PATIENTS Postoperative cardiac surgical patients (n = 40). INTERVENTIONS Infusion of either normal saline or 5% albumin to a… CONTINUE READING
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