Fluid overload is associated with impaired oxygenation and morbidity in critically ill children

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 05/14/2012

This is the first study to report that positive fluid balance adversely affected the pediatric intensive care unit course in children who did not receive renal replacement therapy. While timely administration of fluids is lifesaving, positive fluid balance after hemodynamic stabilization may impact organ function and negatively influence important outcomes in critically ill patients.

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