SERUM ALBUMIN – A MARKER OF SURGICAL SUCCESS
English

Sandeep Sandeep, Preetham Rai
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
INTRODUCTION Albumin is the name used to describe proteins readily soluble in water and coagulate by heating. The most abundant protein found in the serum is albumin in humans. Albumin is the key transporting medium i.e. it helps to transport the hydrophobic substances from the blood stream. The normal serum level is 3.2-5.1g/dL. It forms 56% of the total protein. Anything below 2g/dL is known as hypoalbuminemia. The aim of the study is to find out the pre-operative serum level and try to find
more » ... el and try to find out the complications associated with hypoalbuminemia and surgical complications. The study was done in KVG Medical College, Sullia. Seventy five patients were selected irrespective of the sex and divided into three groups based on the age. In the present study it is very clear that the serum albumin reflects the overall outcome of the surgery. As the age progresses the amount of hypoalbuminemia encountered is high. The amount of hospital stay also depends on the protein level. Albumin is no doubt the healer protein of the body. As the albumin level decreases the complications faced by the patients drastically increases. HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Sandeep, Rai P. Serum albumin -a marker of surgical success.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/172 fatcat:tvmyyi7jw5gnfmdnrkavu5kknq