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Fluid resuscitation in burns: an update

Abstract:

Fluid resuscitation has been a mainstay in the treatment of major burns for over 50 years. Fluids must be commenced as soon as possible prior to transfer to a specialist unit in order to minimise burn wound conversion and reduce the incidences of burn shock, post-burn renal failure, life-threatening electrolyte disturbances and mortality Due to the lack of robust evidence, uncertainty exists regarding the type of fluid, the rate of fluid administration and method of monitoring fluid resuscita...

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Journal:
HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
51-62
Publication date:
2009-01-05
ISSN:
1024-9079
URN:
uuid:3e4855b1-737c-4e26-9480-dbf89d39cfbf
Source identifiers:
235116
Local pid:
pubs:235116
Language:
English
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