Larry Greenbaum

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Maintenance Fluids and Replacement Fluids in Children

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know The majority of children in an ICU receive intravenous fluids, especially during their initial course. Enteral feeds are the ultimate goal, but may be precluded due to specific contraindications (e.g. abdominal surgery, respiratory distress). Patients who are NPO require “maintenance” fluids, unless severe volume…

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