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As indicated in the author's preface, this book was designed as a practical outline for surgical students and house officers in the writing of intravenous fluid orders. It has, therefore, a somewhat more limited scope than might be implied by the title.
The first seven chapters review general topics of importance with respect to intravenous fluid therapy, such as the nature and composition of body fluid compartments, nutrition, renal function, specific electrolyte disorders, and acid-base balance. The last three chapters outline specific recommendations for intravenous fluid therapy in pre- and post-operative situations, in the pediatric patient and in the burn
Fluids, Electrolytes, and Metabolism.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-128_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):128.
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