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Clinical Recognition and Management of Disturbances of Body Fluids.

Clinical Recognition and Management of Disturbances of Body Fluids. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The author seeks to provide the clinician with a practical pathophysiologic inter pretation of the subject for bedside use. Unfortunately, the organization is poor, and there is a great deal of repetition. Too much space is given to defining objectives and not enough to a clear explanation of the steps leading to those objectives. There are a series of illustrations depicting various body spaces with trap doors, faucets, ladders, and treadmills, plus many little ionic men making entrances, exits, climbing stairs, swimming, etc. There are other diagrams depicting a wide variety of conditions in which specific numerical values are given for all of the ions in plasma, interstitial water, and intracellular water. At another point, forty-two types of intravenous fluids are diagrammed. Not only has the author made the subject more complex than it needs to be, but frequent erroneous statements are made. For example, he states that Ringer's solution, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Clinical Recognition and Management of Disturbances of Body Fluids.

A.M.A. Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 99 (1) – Jan 1, 1957

Clinical Recognition and Management of Disturbances of Body Fluids.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The author seeks to provide the clinician with a practical pathophysiologic inter pretation of the subject for bedside use. Unfortunately, the organization is poor, and there is a great deal of repetition. Too much space is given to defining objectives and not enough to a clear explanation of the steps leading to those objectives. There are a series of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1957 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0888-2479
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1957.00260010162029
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The author seeks to provide the clinician with a practical pathophysiologic inter pretation of the subject for bedside use. Unfortunately, the organization is poor, and there is a great deal of repetition. Too much space is given to defining objectives and not enough to a clear explanation of the steps leading to those objectives. There are a series of illustrations depicting various body spaces with trap doors, faucets, ladders, and treadmills, plus many little ionic men making entrances, exits, climbing stairs, swimming, etc. There are other diagrams depicting a wide variety of conditions in which specific numerical values are given for all of the ions in plasma, interstitial water, and intracellular water. At another point, forty-two types of intravenous fluids are diagrammed. Not only has the author made the subject more complex than it needs to be, but frequent erroneous statements are made. For example, he states that Ringer's solution,

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1957

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