oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Volume 8, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



(1) The facts and figures of normal fluid and electrolyte balance are discussed. Routes of natural losses are mentioned. (2) The syndromes produced by fluid or electrolyte imbalance are discussed. (3) Calorie and protein requirements are briefly mentioned. (4) The important changes brought about by post-operative stress on daily requirements are noted. (5) Three types of cases are mentioned, with a rough guide to their correction. (6) Mention is made of daily requirements in children. (7) The use of invert sugar and 5 per cent alcohol in surgery is a great step forward in replacing electrolytes and supplying a higher number of calories than in many of the older types of solution. (8) A table of the most common solutions available to us is included at the end of the article.

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