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21 January 2013 New Analysis Confirms Albumin Preserves Kidney Function and Improves Survival in Common Abdominal Infection of Liver Disease

Treatment with albumin reduces renal impairment and mortality in cirrhotic patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), one of the most common bacterial infections in this patient population, according to a new meta-analysis supported by CSL Behring and published today in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute. Albumin, a natural plasma-derived protein that expands blood plasma volume, is widely used in conjunction with large-volume paracentesis to treat tense ascites, with vasoconstrictors for type 1 hepatorenal syndrome and with antibiotics for SBP.

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28 March 2012 Findings Confirm Benefits of Albumin in Treating Cirrhosis Patients Undergoing Large-Volume Paracentesis

Administration of albumin reduces morbidity and mortality in cirrhotic patients undergoing large-volume paracentesis due to severe ascites, according to a new meta-analysis published online today in Hepatology, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Compared with alternative treatments, albumin, a natural plasma-derived protein that expands blood plasma volume, significantly reduced the circulatory dysfunction that often occurs after large-volume paracentesis and also significantly reduced the occurrence of hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels). In addition, risk of death was 36 percent lower in patients receiving albumin than in those receiving other treatments.

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21 February 2012 Medical Experts Who Participated In CSL Behring's Key Issues Dialogue Prefer Albumin For Fluid Management

Thought leaders from the medical community in Europe and the U.S. examined the pros and cons of using albumin in treating liver disease and sepsis, and in cardiac surgery, during CSL Behring’s Key Issues Dialogue — "Albumin in Clinical Fluid Management."

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