Chapter 5. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

  1. Gary A. Dildy III MD, Editor in Chief Professor1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor2,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor3,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Vice Chairman and Director of Quality Assurance4,
  5. Gary D.V. Hankins MD Professor and Vice Chairman5 and
  6. Steven L. Clark MD Professor6
  1. William E. Scorza and
  2. Anthony Scardella

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch5

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Scorza, W. E. and Scardella, A. (2004) Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition (eds G. A. Dildy, M. A. Belfort, G. R. Saade, J. P. Phelan, G. D.V. Hankins and S. L. Clark), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Director, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah

  3. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, California, President and Director Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, Pasadena, California

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  6. 6

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632046324

Online ISBN: 9780470760086

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Keywords:

  • pregnant women;
  • hypovolemia;
  • extracellular fluid;
  • total body water;
  • intravascular space

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Physiologic Effects of Pregnancy on Normal Fluid Dynamics and Renal Function

  • Colloid Solutions

  • Electrolyte Disorders

  • Physiologic Control of Volume and Osmolarity

  • Disturbances in Sodium Metabolism

  • Potassium Metabolism

  • Abnormalities in Calcium Metabolism

  • Calcium Imbalances

  • Magnesium Imbalances