El Score de Apgar

La puntuación de Apgar proporciona un método aceptado y conveniente para informar el estado del recién nacido inmediatamente después del nacimiento y la respuesta a la reanimación si es necesario. Continue reading

Recommendations for Fluid Resuscitation in Acutely Ill Patients

Although the use of resuscitation fluids is one of the most common interventions in medicine, no currently available resuscitation fluid can be considered to be ideal. In light of recent high quality evidence, a reappraisal of how resuscitation fluids are used in acutely ill patients is now required. The selection, timing, and doses of intravenous fluids should be evaluated as carefully as they are in the case of any other intravenous drug, with the aim of maximizing efficacy and minimizing iatrogenic toxicity.

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