The Use of Serum Albumin as a Prognostic or Nutritional Marker and The Pros and Cons of IV Albumin Therapy.

Title

The Use of Serum Albumin as a Prognostic or Nutritional Marker and The Pros and Cons of IV Albumin Therapy.

Creator

Vanek Vincent W

Publisher

Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Date

1998
1998-06

Description

Serum albumin is a poor nutritional marker, but it is a good prognostic marker correlating with morbidity and mortality. However, IV albumin administration in hypoalbuminemic patients does not decrease tube feeding-associated diarrhea or intolerance, nor does it improve clinical outcome, so it is not cost-effective. In selected situations, colloid solutions may be helpful; however, nonprotein colloids are preferred and rarely is IV albumin indicated.

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

110–122

Issue

3

Volume

13

Citation

Vanek Vincent W, “The Use of Serum Albumin as a Prognostic or Nutritional Marker and The Pros and Cons of IV Albumin Therapy.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 25, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3030.

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