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February 1975

Fluid, Electrolyte and Nutrient Therapy in Surgery

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St. Louis

 

by Edward E. Mason, 352 pp, $12.50, Lea & Febiger, 1974.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(2):227. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360080093030

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Abstract

This 12-chapter book was written by the author "over several years after 20 years of practical experience with patients and students" of fluid, electrolyte, and nutritional therapy. It is not intended to be encyclopedic in scope, but a practical guide to daily patient care for medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons. Basic patient care is covered with a minimum of detailed formulas and mathematics, and there are sufficient references for one who is interested in more detailed study.

The discussion evolves from the basic theme of metabolism in surgical patients. The first chapter presents an overview of metabolic care and fluid balance. The next three chapters are devoted to water and solute control. Chapters 5 and 6 are concerned with acid-base balance by the lungs and kidneys. Chapters on nutrition, shock, and acute renal failure complete the basic theme as related to preoperative and postoperative care. The final chapter,

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