Perioperative fluid therapy requires the correct selection, amount, and composition of fluids based on the patient's underlying pathology, state of hydration, and type and duration of surgical stress. Filling a gap in the literature, this source provides a solid foundation to practical perioperative fluid management, fluid solutions, and the utilization of fluids in clinical and surgical environments, and analyzes the composition of body compartments, the regulation of water and electrolytes, and bodily response to traumatic and surgical conditions.
"…Fluid management is one of the most important responsibilities of an anesthesiologist. While the topic has been covered in chapters in major texts, with additional material found scattered in isolated chapters, this book unifies the field. As such, it elevates the subject to the position it deserves."
-Doody's Review Services
BASIC SCIENCE. Measurement of Body Fluid Volumes In Vivo. Microvascular Fluid Exchange. METHODS OF ASSESSING FLUID BALANCE. Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring. Oxygen Delivery as a Goal for Fluid Therapy in Surgical Patients. Volume Kinetics. Pulmonary Edema: Etiology and Measurement. Intravascular Volume Assessment in the Critically Ill Patient. INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS. Intravenous Access in Adults. Vascular Access in Children. Glucose Solutions. Crystalloid Solutions. Colloid Fluids. Hypertonic Solutions. Oxygen-Carrying Plasma Expanders: A New Class of Fluids for Perioperative Support. INTRAVENOUS FLUID THERAPY IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS. Hypovolemic Shock. Septic Shock. Prehospital Fluid Theraphy. Fluid Therapy in Trauma. Fluid Management in the Severely Burned Patient. Perioperative Fluid Management of the Neurosurgical Patient. Fluid Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit. Transfusion of Red Cells and Blood Components in Stressed, Traum, and Critical Care Patients. Fluid Management of Uncontrolled Hemorrhage. INTRAVENOUS FLUID THERAPY IN DAILY PRACTICE. Spinal Anesthesia and Fluid Therapy. Fluid Balance in Day Surgery. Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Daily Practice: Intraabdominal Operations. Fluid Therapy in Cardiac Surgery. Urology. Fluid Therapy in Noncardiac Thoracic Surgery. Fluid Management In Obstetrics. Perioperative Fluid Therapy in Pediatrics. Restricted Intravenous Fluid Therapy in Elective Surgery. ADVERSE EFFECTS OF FLUIDS. Outcome Studies. Adverse Reactions to Infusion Fluids. Absorption of Irrigating Fluid. Effects of Perioperative Fluids on Acid-Base and Electrolyte Status. Fluids and Coagulation. Multiple Organ Failure. THE FUTURE OF INTRAVENOUS FLUID THERAPY. Perioperative Fluid Therapy: Predictions for the Future