Clinical assessment of dehydration in older people admitted to hospital: what are the strongest indicators?

@article{Vivanti2008ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical assessment of dehydration in older people admitted to hospital: what are the strongest indicators?},
  author={Angela Vivanti and Keren M Harvey and Susan Ash and Diana Battistutta},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={340-55}
}
Due to an absence of published primary data, this study explores dehydration prevalence and the change in physiological parameters frequently used to assess dehydration (fluid deficit) in older hospitalized people, as no standard measurement method exists. This observational longitudinal cohort study recruited 43 people aged 60 years or over, voluntarily admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital's Geriatric and Rehabilitation Unit (GARU). Over 40 clinical, hematological and urinary biochemical… CONTINUE READING

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