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A stated purpose of the authors was to offer the reader new information on the pathogenesis of fluid and electrolyte disorders and to provide a conceptual basis for therapy of the acutely ill patient. Unfortunately, this aim is only imperfectly realized. By attempting to cover such voluminous subject matter in a small volume, the author's treatment of many of these topics is sketchy, dated, and occasionally inaccurate. These are a few examples: in table 9, p. 77, urinary sodium concentration is stated to be "usually decreased" in acute tubular necrosis; on p. 83, the plasma sodium repletion formula is given
Fluid-Electrolyte Therapy in Acute Illness.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:805–806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-805_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):805-806.
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