Intraoperative colloid administration reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting and improves postoperative outcomes compared with crystalloid administration.

Moretti EW, Robertson KM, El Moalem H, Gan TJ
Anesth Analg 2003;96(2):611-617.
NATA Rating :
Review by : Myhen MG; Baron JF
NATA Review
An important and long awaited addition to the colloid vs crystalloid
debate. A blinded, adequately powered PRCT that asks a sensible, hypothesis driven question, i.e., Is there a difference in edema related
postoperative complications when colloids are compared to crystalloids? Essential reading for anyone planning a study in this area. Perhaps uneasy reading for the crystalloid only zealots.

– Monty Mythen

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