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Fluid and Electrolyte Management in Neurosurgical Critical Care

  • Guillermo Bugedo
  • Maria Magdalena Vera
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Abstract

Imbalance and dysregulation of the fluid and electrolyte homeostasis are common and of great concern in patients after insults to the central nervous system. Disturbances may occur as a part of the disease process or they may be iatrogenic. The consequences of fluid and electrolyte derangements are frequently life-threatening and may determine outcome, particularly if unrecognized or persistently severe.

Keywords

Water-electrolyte imbalance Fluid therapy Hypotension Hyponatremia Hypernatremia Hypokalemia Hyperkalemia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Bugedo
    • 1
  • Maria Magdalena Vera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Intensive Care MedicinePontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileSantiagoChile

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