Introduction

The issue on the type of fluids to be used for volume resuscitation has been debated for 50 years and still remains to be settled ( Yelangvich 1989). Research has focused on many fronts in trying to define the best type of fluid to be used for a particular circumstance, as there exist a wide range of clinical syndromes that can result in the shock state. The main objectives in shock therapy remain the same, independent of the etiology such as myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, traumatic bleeding, spinal cord injury, or sepsis: provide optimal oxygen delivery and nutrition to the cells in order to preserve their integrity. Fluid therapy remains a cornerstone for almost every form of shock, although the inciting insult must also be sought and dealt with.

Your Heart and Nutrition

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