New concepts in intravenous fluid therapy

Published on Sep 10, 2019in Cirugia Y Cirujanos0.264
· DOI :10.24875/CIRUE.M18000052
Ángel Augusto Pérez-Calatayud3
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Manuel Alejandro Díaz-Carrillo1
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+ 1 AuthorsJesús Carlos Briones-Garduño5
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Critically ill patients are often presumed to be in a state of "constant dehydration" or in need of fluid, thereby justifying a continuous infusion with some form of intravenous (IV) fluid, despite their clinical data suggesting otherwise. Overzealous fluid administration and subsequent fluid accumulation and overload are associated with poorer outcomes. Fluids are drugs, and their use should be tailored to meet the patient's individualized needs; fluids should never be given as routine maintena...
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