Use of albumin as a volume expander.

  title={Use of albumin as a volume expander.},
  author={John P. Doweiko and Dominic Nompleggi},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  volume={15 4},
In some hospitals, albumin products account for 10% of the pharmaceutical budget. As much as 60% of these prescriptions are empiric, and from 40 to 70% of albumin that is administered is given for inappropriate reasons. Although the reasons for albumin administration vary, prevention or reversal of hypovolemia is part of the reason in the majority of cases. 

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