Fluid balance in critically ill patients. Should we really rely on it?

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BACKGROUND The computation of fluid balances (FBs) by subtracting fluid outputs from inputs is a common critical care practice. Limited information exists about the accuracy and consistency of nurse-registered cumulative FBs and regarding the value of suggested corrections for non-measurable losses. METHODS From 147 ICU patients, we prospectively… (More)

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@article{Perren2011FluidBI, title={Fluid balance in critically ill patients. Should we really rely on it?}, author={Andreas Perren and Melanie Markmann and Giorgio M Merlani and Chris J. Marone and Paolo G. Merlani}, journal={Minerva anestesiologica}, year={2011}, volume={77 8}, pages={802-11} }