Use of albumin

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6997.129a (Published 08 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:129
  1. Nigel G B Richardson,
  2. Denise F O'Shaughnessy
  1. Surgical registrar Consultant haematologist St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ

    EDITOR,--Neil Soni concludes that the theoretical advantages of albumin as a colloid replacement fluid are not translated into overt clinical benefits. Quite apart from this, albumin is extremely expensive: in our hospital 100 ml of 20% solution and 500 ml of 5% solution each …

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