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REVIEW ARTICLE

Colloid versus crystalloids in shock

Ken Hillman

Keywords : Shock, Fluid resuscitation, Colloids, Crystalloids

Citation Information : Hillman K. Colloid versus crystalloids in shock. Indian J Crit Care Med 2004; 8 (1):14-21.

DOI: 10.5005/ijccm-8-1-14

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-03-2004

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2004; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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