Fluid therapy for the pediatric surgical patient.


Journal Article

The fluid management of the pediatric surgical patient is a crucial aspect of surgical care. This article reviews the fundamental physiology of fluid replacement in children and highlights how standard formulas for fluid therapy can be modified to account for the rapidly changing physiology of the pediatric surgical patient. Novel approaches to fluid treatment of the surgical patient with oral rehydration formulas are discussed. Finally, guidelines for specific management of common pediatric surgical diseases are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rice, HE; Caty, MG; Glick, PL

Published Date

  • August 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 719 - 727

PubMed ID

  • 9728183

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9728183

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-3955

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70042-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States