Sodium loading in critical care

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    Critically ill patients are at risk of sodium retention. Current practices of patient management lead to high amount of sodium being administered often inadvertently and lead to high daily and cumulative sodium balance. Positive sodium balance may have adverse outcomes in addition to those observed with positive fluid balance as sodium being an extracellular ion leads to expansion of extracellular spaces with concomitant intracellular dehydration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDiet and Nutrition in Critical Care
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781461478362
    ISBN (Print)9781461478379
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Bihari, S., & Bersten, A. (2015). Sodium loading in critical care. In Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care (pp. 943-957). Springer.