Postoperative Electrolyte Abnormalities
Electrolyte abnormalities are common in the hospital. Postoperative patients are particularly susceptible due to the perioperative use of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions, hormonal responses to surgical stress, the loss or third spacing of body fluid, and perioperative medication use. This chapter provides an overview of some common postoperative metabolic and electrolyte derangements.
KeywordsHypokalemia Hyponatremia Hyperkalemia Metabolic acidosis
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