What is the preferred resuscitation fluid for the treatment of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) in sepsis?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Ali H Al-Khafaji, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, FCCM; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Choice of resuscitation fluid is as follows [20] :

  • Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Recommend using crystalloids as the initial fluid of choice in the resuscitation of severe sepsis and septic shock and recommend against the use of hydroxyethyl starches (HES). Albumin can be used in the fluid resuscitation of severe sepsis and septic shock when patients require substantial amounts of crystalloids.


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