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.
|Title of host publication||The Year in Anaesthesia and Critical Care|
|Editors||Tim M Cook, Jennifer M Hunter, Hans-Joachim Priebe, Michel M R F Struys|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Pages||309 - 328|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
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.