What are the benefits of albumin infusion in the treatment of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Albumin infusion may protect against the development of renal insufficiency in patients with SBP. Patients receiving cefotaxime and albumin at 1 g/kg daily experienced a lower risk of renal failure and a lower in-hospital mortality rate than patients treated with cefotaxime and conventional fluid management. [24]


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