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Fluid Management and Blood Transfusion

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Abstract

“Fluid or no fluid?” This is a recurring question confronting anesthesiologists caring for patients in the perioperative settings. Some of the triggers for this query include preoperative fasting state, intraoperative hypotension, and postoperative oliguria. Controversy continues regarding how clinicians should assess volume status and determine end points of fluid therapy. Blood transfusion is often equally controversial, with few exceptions. Issues surrounding fluid and blood products are especially complex in the aged patient. In this chapter, fluid management and blood transfusion therapy in the context of care of the geriatric patient will be addressed.

Keywords

Geriatric Patient Fluid Responsiveness Total Body Water Fluid Management Pulse Pressure Variation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Boston Medical CenterBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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