Human albumin solutions: Consensus statements for use in selected clinical situations

M. B. Van der Weyden, F. R. Trinker, M. Hemming, B. Rush, K. M. McGrath, A. P. Hargreaves, G. S. Whyte, P. Schiff

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Objective: To establish consensus statements for the use of human albumin solutions in clinical situations identified as responsible for the major use of human albumin products. Design and setting: Working parties comprised of specialists in intensive care, renal medicine, cardiothoracic anaesthesia, gastroenterology, haematology and transfusion medicine, were convened to develop consensus statements for the use of human albumin solutions. Results: Specific statements have been formulated to guide the clinician in the use of human albumin solutions for hypovolaemia or hypoalbuminaemia (particularly in intensive care units), cardiothoracic surgery, therapeutic plasma exchange and patients with ascites or protein-losing states in gast roenterology. Conclusions: These statements, with wide dissemination, will promote consistency in the use of human albumin products in clinical practice and become a reference for future audits on the use of these products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-343
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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