Forced diuresis

Forced diuresis is the administration of high volumes of intravenous fluids alone, or in combination with diuretics, with the goal of enhancing urinary excretion. It is fraught with the potential for complications, including pulmonary and/or cerebral edema, hypokalemia, hypernatremia, and hyponatremia ( GarrettsgniiandGeller... 1990). Furthermore, its efficacy has been demonstrated for only a few toxins (JableS). A urine output of 2 to 4 ml/kg/h is a reasonable goal of therapy.

table 6 Agents susceptible to enhanced elimination by forced diuresis

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Have You Been Told Over And Over Again That You Snore A Lot, But You Choose To Ignore It? Have you been experiencing lack of sleep at night and find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to find yourself gasping for air?

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment