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Saline versus Plasma-lyte in initial resuscitation of trauma patients: a randomized trial. Ann Surg 2014; 259: 255-262.

Published: 11th September 2014

Authors: Young JB, Utter GH, Schermer CR, Galante J, Phan HH, Yang Y et al. et al.


Forty-six severely injured patients with systolic blood pressure <90mmHg on admission were included. Up to 24h, resuscitation with Plasma-lyte improved base excess (mean difference 3.1 (95 per cent confidence interval 0.5 to 5.6), and reduced serum chloride.

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