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Fluid electroltye overload

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By Chad Cannon Icu pharmacist St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bruno Adler Maccagnan Pinheiro Besen, André Luiz Nunes Gobatto, Lívia Maria Garcia Melro, Alexandre Toledo Maciel, Marcelo Park
Fluids are considered the cornerstone of therapy for many shock states, particularly states that are associated with relative or absolute hypovolemia. Fluids are also commonly used for many other purposes, such as renal protection from endogenous and exogenous substances, for the safe dilution of medications and as "maintenance" fluids. However, a large amount of evidence from the last decade has shown that fluids can have deleterious effects on several organ functions, both from excessive amounts of fluids and from their non-physiological electrolyte composition...
May 4, 2015: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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