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2012-10-17 11:24:54

SYDNEY, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study by Australian and New Zealand researchers has found that a widely used starch fluid for resuscitation of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) provides no clinical benefit and its use results in increased acute kidney failure (haemodialysis) when compared to normal saline. The findings of CHEST (The Crystalloid vs Hydroxyethyl Starch Trial) have the potential to change the way patients are treated in ICUs across the world....