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Colloid infusion in the trauma patient

p.bjorn p.bjorn at netzero.net
Sat Oct 22 21:07:41 BST 2005

Excellent question, for which I wish I could recall an answer.  The last
time I recall giving albumin was at least a dozen years ago.  Might have
been a burn... ?  But that was back when I was doing other emergencies too,
and I haven't much of a memory.

The point is, colloids don't have any common use in acute trauma
resuscitation.  Training medics to administer them is a waste of time,
effort, and expense.


----- Original Message -----
From: "oded private" <tangentcarrot at hotmail.com>
To: <trauma-list at trauma.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 3:18 PM
Subject: RE: Colloid infusion in the trauma patient

> By the way, I think it's the first time I hear that someone used Albumin
> a trauma patient.
> (though I have heard about using it for hemotoxic venoum poisoning)
> Happen to recall what indicated it for that patient?

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