Early intensive care unit-acquired hypernatremia in severe sepsis patients receiving 0.9% saline fluid resuscitation.

@article{Louw2014EarlyIC,
  title={Early intensive care unit-acquired hypernatremia in severe sepsis patients receiving 0.9% saline fluid resuscitation.},
  author={Andry Van de Louw and Christian Shaffer and Eleanor Schaefer},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 8},
  pages={1007-14}
}
BACKGROUND Intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired hypernatremia is associated with increased mortality and ascribed to excessive sodium/insufficient free water intakes. We aimed to determine whether the volume of intravenous 0.9% saline fluid resuscitation was associated with hypernatremia in severe sepsis. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients admitted to our medical ICU over 1 year with severe sepsis, and recorded all fluid intakes and plasma sodium levels (Nap ) for 5 days… CONTINUE READING
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