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Albumin: saint or sinner?
  1. SANJIV NICHANI, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary Children’s Hospital
  2. Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

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    Editor,—I disagree with the conclusions of Nadelet al that albumin should remain the first choice as a resuscitation fluid in sepsis.1

    The objections have been fairly highlighted by the authors:

    • It is a blood product, which may carry an infection risk

    • Blood products are in constant short supply

    • It costs substantially more than starch …

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