Human Albumin on the Intensive Care Unit: Can We Live Without It?

  • J. Boldt
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 2000)


Hypovolemia is extremely common among intensive care patients. Fluid deficits can occur in the absence of obvious fluid loss (e.g., hemorrhage) most likely secondary to generalized alterations of the endothelial barrier resulting in diffuse capillary leakage. Principles of volume replacement therapy have been comprehensively reviewed elsewhere [1].


Intensive Care Unit Patient Human Albumin Intensive Care Patient Volume Replacement Colloid Osmotic Pressure 
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