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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

Albumin v control for mortality in acutely ill patients*

Weighted event rates
Trial categories Albumin v control RR (95% CI) RRI (CI)
All 19% v 17% 1.11 (0.95 to 1.28) 11% (-5 to 28)
Surgery or trauma 12% v 11% 1.12 (0.85 to 1.46) 12% (-15 to 46)
Burns 27% v 15% 1.76 (0.97 to 3.17) 76% (-3 to 217)
Hypoalbuminaemia 15% v 10% 1.59 (0.91 to 2.78) 59% (-9 to 178)
High risk neonates 24% v 20% 1.19 (0.78 to 1.81) 19% (-22 to 81)
RRR (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, and CI calculated from data in article. All meta-analyses were done using a fixed effects model.
Ascites 27% v 29% 0.93 (0.67 to 1.28) 7% (-28 to 33)
Other 26% v 29% 0.91 (0.67 to 1.22) 9% (-22 to 33)

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