Jan
2016

Meta-analysis of colloids versus crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients.

Qureshi SH, Rizvi SI, Patel NN, Murphy GJ
Br J Surg 2016;103:14-26.
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Review by : P. Van der Linden
NATA Review

This new meta-analysis comparing colloids to crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients confirms what we already know on the topic:
1. In the population studied, colloids did not increase mortality compared with crystalloids.
2. Hydroxyethyl starches appear to be nephrotoxic in patients with sepsis or septic shock

Philippe Van der Linden