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Fluid and electrolyte disorders caused by diuretic therapy.
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PMID:  1524938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A wide spectrum and class of diuretics have been used to treat an assortment of cardiovascular disorders and various hypertensive states. Fluid and electrolyte imbalances are a major side effect of diuretic use. They predispose the patient to potential fluid disequilibrium and problems associated with electrolyte regulation. Such problems can prove to be lethal if not corrected. Very often, the ability to tolerate diuretic therapy is influenced by adequate renal function and hydration status of the patient. It becomes an important nursing responsibility to detect the development of dysfunction as a result of diuretic use or misuse. The responsive nurse, through meticulous assessment, can detect problems related to fluid and electrolyte disorder that can threaten patient well-being.
B E Mendyka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AACN clinical issues in critical care nursing     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1046-7467     ISO Abbreviation:  AACN Clin Issues Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-22     Completed Date:  1992-10-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9009969     Medline TA:  AACN Clin Issues Crit Care Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  672-80     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Diuretics / adverse effects*,  classification
Patient Care Planning
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance / chemically induced*,  nursing,  physiopathology
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