Don’t Jump to Albumin for Decompensated Liver Disease

You’ll be asked about the role of IV albumin in patients hospitalized with acute decompensated liver disease.

New evidence shows that giving these patients DAILY albumin to raise and maintain levels above 3 g/dL does NOT reduce infection, kidney dysfunction, or death.

Plus albumin may increase pulmonary edema risk...and costs about $120 per 25 g dose.

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