Emergency Medicine Book


Colloid Solution

Aka: Colloid Solution
  1. Types
    1. Albumin 5%
      1. May be beneficial in Fluid Replacement (e.g. Sepsis)
      2. Avoid in Traumatic Brain Injury
    2. Synthetic colloid (Hetastarch, Dextran 40 or 60)
      1. Not recommended
    3. Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
      1. Used for Coagulopathy reversal, not for volume expansion
  2. Advantages
    1. Remains in intravascular space for hours
  3. Disadvantages
    1. Risk of sensitivity reactions
  4. References
    1. Loflin (2015) Crit Dec Emerg Med 29(9): 11-18

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