Body fluids and salt metabolism - Part II

Mattia Peruzzo, Gregorio P. Milani, Luca Garzoni, Laura Longoni, Giacomo D. Simonetti, Alberto Bettinelli, Emilio F. Fossali, Mario G. Bianchetti

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Abstract

There is a high frequency of diarrhea and vomiting in childhood. As a consequence the focus of the present review is to recognize the different body fluid compartments, to clinically assess the degree of dehydration, to know how the equilibrium between extracellular fluid and intracellular fluid is maintained, to calculate the effective blood osmolality and discuss both parenteral fluid maintenance and replacement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number78
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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