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Contents


Supplement Contents


Introduction


Crystalloids: pros and cons 03 Crystalloids: pros and cons Nicola Ward


Synthetic colloids 06 Synthetic colloids Anders Perner


Human albumin: benefits 08 Human albumin: indications and clinical benefits Christian J Wiedermann


Human albumin: liver disease 11 Human albumin: management of liver disease Mauro Bernardi, Manuel Tufoni, Carmen Serena Ricci, Maria Elena Bonavita and Giacomo Zaccherini


Human albumin: ICU 14 Human albumin: benefits in the intensive care unit Pietro Caironi


Human albumin: cardiac surgery 18 Human albumin: advantages in cardiac surgery Alexey Schramko


Human albumin: cost-benefits 21 Pharmacoeconomic perspectives on fluid therapy Albert Farrugia


Editor-in-Chief Theresa Saklatvala PhD


Commissioning Editor Andrea Porter


Art Director Evelyn Bercott


Sales Director Neil Morris


General Manager Alex Beaumont


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