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Martin Beed

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date: 26 May 2019

Fluid balance disorders

Acute kidney injury

Rhabdomyolysis/crush syndrome

Fluid balance disorders include hypovolaemia (oligaemia), dehydration/acute fluid depletion, and hypervolaemia/fluid overload. Careful attention to fluid balance is essential in ICU. Patients are likely to require ‘maintenance’ fluids in addition to any fluid resuscitation.

Hypovolaemia (see also Shock, ...

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