Pro/con clinical debate: Hydroxyethylstarches should be avoided in septic patients

Abstract

There are few issues in critical care medicine that have a less clearly defined standard of care than the intravenous fluid choice for resuscitation. Natural colloids (such as albumin) became popular during the Second World War when there was a need to develop a portable, easily stored, blood substitute. Early successes led to widespread use and a… (More)

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