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FLUIDS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

FLUIDS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

The Essential Session

Anders Perner and Maurizio Cecconi guide this session, packed with all the topics you want covered under the heading of "Fluids". Crystalloids, artificial colloids, albumin, blood products and specific patient groups will all be featured in this session presented by well-respected experts.

Crystalloids: As good as you think?

Anders Perner starts off this Thematic Session with his presentation: Crystalloids: As good as you think? 

No fluids are perfect.  "All types of fluid have short duration of action," says Perner. "Crystalloids are likely to the better and cost-effective choice for the vast majority of patients." So the easy answer to this question: "Crystalloids: As good as it gets".

Albumin: The good and the bad

In his presentation: Albumin: The good and the bad, Luciano Gattinoni weighs in on the question of which fluid is best with which patient... In patients with sepsis, albumin infusion compared to crystalloids alone provided haemodynamic advantages, and more favorable fluid balance without survival benefits.

In patients with septic shock, as recognised at entry, haemodynamic fluid balance advantages were greater than in general population and, in addition, these patients survived significantly more at 90 days.


"Available data suggest that, in the most severe septic shock patients, albumin supplementation should be considered."

Luciano Gattinoni 


Ensure you arrive on time to find a place at this top session...

Thematic Session ~ FLUIDS: THE GOOD AND THE BAD

01.10.2014, 08:30 – 10:00 - room Vienna

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