Choice of resuscitation fluid in the critically ill

Simon Finfer, David Cooper, Deborah Cook

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The administration of intravenous fluids to restore or maintain intravascular volume remains a fundamental treatment for critically ill patients. Fluid is the cornerstone of early resuscitation for hypovolaemic, vasodilatory and cardiogenic shock. For the former two conditions in particular, intravenous fluid administration treats lifethreatening intravascular volume depletion due to haemorrhage and cutaneous or other a??third spacea?? losses in patients with pancreatitis or burns and increased vascular permeability in patients with the systematic inflammatory response from trauma or sepsis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Year in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
EditorsTim M Cook, Jennifer M Hunter, Hans-Joachim Priebe, Michel M R F Struys
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
PublisherClinical Publishing
Pages309 - 328
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)1-904392-47-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Finfer, S., Cooper, D., & Cook, D. (2005). Choice of resuscitation fluid in the critically ill. In T. M. Cook, J. M. Hunter, H-J. Priebe, & M. M. R. F. Struys (Eds.), The Year in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (pp. 309 - 328). Clinical Publishing.