Are all fluids bad for the kidney?

Johan Martensson, Rinaldo Bellomo

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Being nephrotoxic, synthetic colloids should be avoided in patients with reduced renal reserve, such as in critically ill patients and in patients with preexisting renal dysfunction. Suggested adverse effects with chloride-rich solutions need confirmation from ongoing trials. Albumin solutions are well tolerated in patients with sepsis and/or liver failure and improve outcomes in the latter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-301
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Critical Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015


  • Acute kidney injury
  • Colloids
  • Crystalloids
  • Dextrans
  • Gelatins
  • Hydroxyethyl starches

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