Managing fluid balance in patients with liver disease

I. Neil Guha*, Nick Sheron

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Abstract

Fluid balance in liver patients can be difficult to manage because of underlying disturbances in water and sodium handling in combination with altered haemodynamics. Intravenous fluids have limitations when used for maintenance requirements and enteral nutrition should be considered during the early stages of admission. Treating the precipitants of liver dysfunction and improving liver synthetic function will improve fluid regulation. During this process it is important not to worsen fluid balance by the injudicious or insufficient use of fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalCPD Journal Acute Medicine
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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