Perioperative electrolyte and fluid balance
Authors: Rassam, Sahir S; Counsell, David J
Source: BJA - CEPD Reviews, Volume 5, Number 5, October 2005 , pp. 157-160(4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:Appropriate fluid therapy is essential to protect organ function in the perioperative period. The physiological principles of fluid and electrolyte management are well described but a gap exists between knowledge and clinical practice. In this article, we will review fluid and electrolyte physiology, the stress response to surgery and hypovolaemia, and the consequences of electrolyte disturbances.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 2005