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November 1956

Clinical Recognition and Management of Disturbances of Body Fluids

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1956;76(5):512. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1956.02330290056008

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The first edition of this work was titled "The Clinical Use of Fluid and Electrolyte." The present edition, though extensively rewritten, retains as its aim the presentation of deviations in fluid and electrolyte distribution in a form which will be useful at the bedside. After a very brief historical resumé, there are two chapters which present the basic physiological considerations in a lucid fashion. This is followed by a general clinical discussion and then by consideration of specific disease states in which fluid and electrolyte disturbances are prominent. Fluid disturbances in congestive failure, diabetes, renal disease, adrenal insufficiency, shock, and following surgery are presented, as well as a discussion of fluid metabolism in children, in the aged, and following exposure to heat. Three new chapters deal with fluid and electrolyte metabolism in diseases of the liver, in pulmonary disease, and in association with head injury. For each clinical state, consideration

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