May
2010

Volume replacement with a balanced hydroxyethyl starch (HES) preparation in cardiac surgery patients.

Boldt J, Mayer J, Brosch C, Lehmann A, Mengistu A
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2010;24(3):399-407.
NATA Rating :
Review by : K. Holte
NATA Review

Volume replacement with so-called “balanced” fluids as opposed to “non-balanced” is a much-discussed and interesting issue. This study confirms what is in essence known: balanced fluids ameliorate certain physiologic parameters. However, the relevance for clinical outcomes and thus clinical practice remains unproven.

– Kathrine Holte