Drug Insight: the role of albumin in the management of chronic liver disease

@article{Wong2007DrugIT,
  title={Drug Insight: the role of albumin in the management of chronic liver disease},
  author={Florence Wong},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={43-51}
}
  • F. Wong
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology &Hepatology
Albumin is the most abundant protein in the circulation. Its main physiologic function is to maintain colloid osmotic pressure. Better understanding of albumin's other physiologic functions has expanded its application beyond maintenance of intravascular volume. In patients with cirrhosis, albumin has been used as an adjunct to diuretics to improve the diuretic response. It has also been used to prevent circulatory dysfunction developing after large-volume paracentesis. Newer indications in… 

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