This section of the Fluid Management Knowledge Centre provides links to external sites, where you will be able to further your knowledge of fluid management to provide your patients with the most appropriate treatment option.
An asymptomatic compensated phase followed by a decompensated phase characterises the natural history of cirrhosis. It is also marked by the development of overt clinical signs. The most frequent of which are ascites, bleeding, encephalopathy, and jaundice. See the Clinical Practice Guideline.
This link takes you directly to the article 'Adverse effects of synthetic colloids on coagulation', on the website of the Network for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management, Haemostasis and Thrombosis.
Follow this link to the 2013 article 'Association of hydroxyethyl starch administration with mortality and acute kidney injury in critically ill patients requiring volume resuscitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis', by Zarychanski et al.
Read the full text of the article 'How to select optimal maintenance intravenous fluid therapy', published in QJM in 2003, by Shafiee et al.
The relevant guidance from the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), published in December 2013, can be accessed directly through this link.
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