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Early intervention in acute renal failure: Assessing fluid status is important

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:551
  1. Jonathan M Gleadle, university lecturer in nephrology (
  1. Oxford Kidney Unit, Oxford OX3 7LJ

    EDITOR—Bennett-Jones suggests that doctors take a pragmatic and prompt approach to intravenous fluid replacement, based on the patient's blood pressure, capillary refill time, and venous filling.1 Assessment of fluid status needs to be much broader and incorporate a full history of any fluid gains …

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