rss
Evid Based Nurs 5:13 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.1.13
  • Treatment

Review: albumin administration is not associated with excess mortality in acutely ill patients


 
 QUESTION: Is albumin administration associated with excess mortality in acutely ill patients?

Data sources

Published and unpublished trials were identified by searching Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and the Cochrane Medical Editors Trial Amnesty of unpublished trials; by searching Altavista, Northern Light, HotBot, and Excite search engines for relevant internet resources; by handsearching JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and BMJ from January 1990 to November 2000; contacting albumin suppliers and authors of published randomised trials; and reviewing bibliographies of previous meta-analyses, review articles, and other investigations involving albumin. Studies in any language were considered.

Study selection

Studies were selected if they were randomised controlled trials comparing intravenous albumin treatment with crystalloid treatment, no purified albumin, or a lower dose of purified albumin; and had available mortality data. There were no restrictions on …

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article