Fluid Therapy in Hospitalized Patients, Part 2: Electrolyte Abnormalities and Fluid Balance

Water loss may result from pure water loss, as seen with diabetes insipidus, elevated body temperature, primary hypodipsia, and water restriction. Alternatively, it may occur with loss of fluids that are hypotonic relative to plasma, such as with vomiting, diarrhea, third-space loss, etc.

January 31, 2018 |