Characteristics and Physiologic Changes After 4% Albumin Fluid Boluses in a PICU

CONCLUSIONS: Fluid boluses of 4% albumin were common and predominantly in children with cardiac disease and sepsis with a median dose of 10 mL/kg given over half an hour. Such treatment was associated with significant hemodynamic changes only in children less than 12 months old, and we failed to identify an association with urine output.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Online Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

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