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Saturday, August 12 • 1:25pm - 2:15pm
New concepts in fluid therapy: How to feel comfortable NOT using colloids

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Given the current weight of evidence, colloids may well fail an overall cost/benefit analysis in our patients. Treating a low albumin/total solids/COP seems to be of much lesser importance and may actually be futile or harmful. Can we smile confidently in the face of hypoalbuminemia? We will exercise our brains with some in depth pathophysiology that will (hopefully) leave us all feeling much more comfortable Just Saying No! to colloids. Most of the time.

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Dez Hughes

Associate Professor and Service Head, Emergency and Critical Care, University of Melbourne
I grew up in Sunderland in North-east England then went to vet school in Liverpool. I then sped off to the University of Pennsylvania where I did my internship and ECC residency. I was ACVECC board certified in 1994 then worked in Penn’s Emergency Service for the next 7 years. In... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm AEST
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