Published on Fri Aug 13 2021

Effect of Intravenous Fluid Treatment With a Balanced Solution vs 0.9% Saline Solution on Mortality in Critically Ill Patients: The BaSICS Randomized Clinical Trial.

Fernando G Zampieri, Flávia R Machado, Rodrigo S Biondi, Flávio G R Freitas, Viviane C Veiga, Rodrigo C Figueiredo, Wilson J Lovato, Cristina P Amêndola, Ary Serpa-Neto, Jorge L R Paranhos, Marco A V Guedes, Eraldo A Lúcio, Lúcio C Oliveira-Júnior, Thiago C Lisboa, Fábio H Lacerda, Israel S Maia, Cintia M C Grion, Murillo S C Assunção, Airton L O Manoel, João M Silva-Junior, Péricles Duarte, Rafael M Soares, Tamiris A Miranda, Lucas M de Lima, Rodrigo M Gurgel, Denise M Paisani, Thiago D Corrêa, Luciano C P Azevedo, John A Kellum, Lucas P Damiani, Nilton Brandão da Silva, Alexandre B Cavalcanti

Intravenous fluids are used for almost all intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Clinical and laboratory studies have questioned whether specific fluid types result in improved outcomes.

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Abstract

Intravenous fluids are used for almost all intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Clinical and laboratory studies have questioned whether specific fluid types result in improved outcomes, including mortality and acute kidney injury.