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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14--21

Colloid versus crystalloids in shock


University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Ken Hillman
Division of Critical Care, Liverpool Hospital, Locked Bag - 7103, Liverpool BC, NSW - 1871
Australia
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This is a review of the use of colloid and crystalloid in shock. The article discusses the pathophysiological consequences of ischaemia and shock; reviews the underlying physiology of fluid compartments and how they may be affected by disease; examines the physiological determinants of intravenous (IV) fluid use; and finally reviews the literature on colloid and crystalloid use for the management of shock.






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