Which medications in the drug class Blood Components are used in the treatment of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome in Sepsis?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Ali H Al-Khafaji, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Blood Components

Colloids are used for resuscitation because they provide an oncotically active substance that expands plasma volume to a greater degree than isotonic crystalloids do while reducing the tendency toward pulmonary and cerebral edema. Approximately 50% of the administered colloid remains intravascular.

Albumin 5% (Albuminar, Buminate, Kedbumin)

Albumin is used for treatment of certain types of shock or impending shock. It is useful for plasma volume expansion and maintenance of cardiac output. A solution of NS and 5% albumin is available for volume resuscitation. The use of albumin in resuscitation has not been shown to alter outcome.


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