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Fluid Overload and Management

  • Leyat Tal
  • Manpreet Kaur Virk
  • Ayse Akcan ArikanEmail author
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Abstract

Critically ill patients have a high amount of fluid exposure due to the nature of their illness. Fluids are the sine qua non of successful intensive care unit (ICU) support, facilitating resuscitation, medication delivery, and nutrition. Context specific risk factors make ICU patients very vulnerable to fluid accumulation and fluid overload. Timely recognition might offer opportunities for successful intervention to treat, reverse, or prevent fluid overload. In this chapter, we will provide a brief overview of pathophysiology and then offer the reader a pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment of fluid overload.

Keywords

Acute kidney injury Children Fluid overload Edema Dialysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leyat Tal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Manpreet Kaur Virk
    • 3
  • Ayse Akcan Arikan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsRenal Section, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Critical Care NephrologyTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care SectionBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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