Systematic review of randomized clinical trials on the use of hydroxyethyl starch for fluid management in sepsis

@article{Wiedermann2008SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of randomized clinical trials on the use of hydroxyethyl starch for fluid management in sepsis},
  author={Christian J Wiedermann},
  journal={BMC Emergency Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with sepsis typically require large resuscitation volumes, but the optimal type of fluid remains unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate current evidence on the effectiveness and safety of hydroxyethyl starch for fluid management in sepsis. METHODS Computer searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were performed using search terms that included hydroxyethyl starch; hetastarch; shock, septic; sepsis; randomized controlled trials; and random… CONTINUE READING
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