Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 17–20 | Cite as

Exploding the albumin myth

  • M.M. Tjoeng
  • A.K.M. Bartelink
  • L.G. Thijs


In this article arguments are given to stop the current practise of infusing albumin in patients in shock and low levels of serum albumin. Correcting the albumin levels is not correlated with better survival or change in morbidity. Fluid therapy including the use of synthetic plasma expanders is the accepted therapy for patients in sceptic shock.

Albumin Shock 


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  • M.M. Tjoeng
  • A.K.M. Bartelink
  • L.G. Thijs

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