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Body Fluid Management

From Physiology to Therapy

Editors: Agro, Felice Eugenio (Ed.)

  • Explains the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte metabolism
  • Compares the different available fluids, explaining their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects
  • Will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide in clinical practice
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About this book

The administration of intravenous fluids is one of the most common and important therapeutic practices in the treatment of surgical, medical and critically ill patients. The international literature accordingly contains a vast number of works on fluid management, yet there is still confusion as to the best options in the various situations encountered in clinical practice.

The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects according to physiologic body water distribution, electrolytic and acid-base balance, and to clarify which products available on the market represent the best choice in different circumstances. The book opens by discussing in detail the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and the effect of intravenous fluid administration. In the second part of the monograph, these concepts are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of solutions available on the market in different clinical settings. Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide, including for those who are not experts in the subject.

About the authors

Felice Eugenio Agrò is Full Professor and Director of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the University School of Medicine, Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy, where he is also Chair of the Postgraduate School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care. His contributions in the field of anesthesia and intensive care have been recognized by conferral of the medal of Commander to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. Dr. Agrò is a member of various professional organizations, including the Italian Medical Council, and acts as a reviewer for many prestigious journals. He has edited six medical books to date, and has published 75 peer-reviewed original articles. Dr. Agrò has chaired both national and international congresses, and he is a frequent speaker at such meetings.

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From the reviews:

“This monograph describes fluid physiology and therapy for multiple common conditions. The purpose is to present the scientific basis and clinical application of fluid management principles. Trainees in various critical care disciplines are the intended audience. The majority of the presentations emanate from the Postgraduate School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the University School of Medicine Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, Italy. … This is a brief introduction to the clinical application of fluid science.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2013)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Physiology of Body Fluid Compartments and Body Fluid Movements

    Agrò, Felice Eugenio (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Properties and Composition of Plasma Substitutes

    Agrò, Felice Eugenio (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • How to Maintain and Restore Fluid Balance: Crystalloids

    Nuevo, Florian R. (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • How to Maintain and Restore Fluid Balance: Colloids

    Agrò, Felice Eugenio (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

  • Clinical Treatment: The Right Fluid in the Right Quantity

    Agrò, Felice Eugenio (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

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eBook $69.99
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Softcover $89.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body Fluid Management
Book Subtitle
From Physiology to Therapy
Editors
  • Felice Eugenio Agro
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2661-2
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2661-2
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2660-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 274
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