Is double-blinding possible while administering fluids in the intensive care unit?


Durukan A. B. , Gurbuz H. A. , Yorgancioglu C., DURUKAN A. B. , Gurbuz H. A. , Tavlasoglu M.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, cilt.24, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA

Özet

The publication by Alavi SM et al. highlights a subject with an ongoing debate, namely the 'crystalloid-colloid and colloid-colloid use following cardiac surgery'. They designed a randomised, double-blind clinical trial and compared the effects of three different solutions; 0.9% Ringer's lactate, 4% gelatin and 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solution. They concluded that the HES solution was better in terms of the volume-expanding effect; lower amounts were required compared to the other two solutions, and short-term renal functions were better.