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Fluid losding

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By Maureen Cameron I'm a paramedic
Kathryn Maitland, Sarah Kiguli, Robert O Opoka, Charles Engoru, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Samuel O Akech, Richard Nyeko, George Mtove, Hugh Reyburn, Trudie Lang, Bernadette Brent, Jennifer A Evans, James K Tibenderana, Jane Crawley, Elizabeth C Russell, Michael Levin, Abdel G Babiker, Diana M Gibb
BACKGROUND: The role of fluid resuscitation in the treatment of children with shock and life-threatening infections who live in resource-limited settings is not established. METHODS: We randomly assigned children with severe febrile illness and impaired perfusion to receive boluses of 20 to 40 ml of 5% albumin solution (albumin-bolus group) or 0.9% saline solution (saline-bolus group) per kilogram of body weight or no bolus (control group) at the time of admission to a hospital in Uganda, Kenya, or Tanzania (stratum A); children with severe hypotension were randomly assigned to one of the bolus groups only (stratum B)...
June 30, 2011: New England Journal of Medicine
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