Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice / Edition 3

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This comprehensive resource brings together cutting edge information about fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology and fluid therapy as they apply to small animal practice. It also offers complete coverage of relevant physiology and pathophysiology, as well as important information for interpreting and analyzing biochemical test results.

• Provides the most up-to-date information for understanding and managing a wide range of metabolic disorders.
• Offers extensive coverage of patient evaluation, possible causes, normal and abnormal clinical and laboratory features, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder.
• Contributions from 25 experts in the field ensure the most current, authoritative coverage.
• Comprehensive references offer opportunities for further research.
• Helpful tables, algorithms, and illustrations highlight important concepts.
• A section on Special Therapy, including blood transfusions and blood substitutes, critical nutrition, and dialysis.

• 3 new chapters:
• Strong Ion Difference Approach to Acid-Base Balance
• Monitoring Fluid Therapy and Complication of Fluid Therapy
• Enteral Nutrition

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'this book is not for the faint-hearted as it takes a serious approach to a serious area of veterianry practise... The name of the book has been changed for this third edition to more accurately reflect its content... the content of some of the chapters has not changed greatly between this and the previous edition; however, the layoput and formatting of the text has been updated and this makes the book seem easier to read... A particular strength of this book is that it often contains answers to the questions you want to ask or are asked by colleagues, such as, 'why do you give lactate-containing fluids to animals with lactic acidosis?' Not only does it contain the answers, it explains it in a logical manner so that you can truly understand the meaning. I have not come across any veterianry texts that provide sucha depth of understanding on the subject of fluids, electroltes and acid-base... It is hghly recommended for the those who wish to deepen their knowledge of these important areas.'
The Veterinary Record

"DiBartola is the gold standard reference book for fluid and electrolyte therapy and has been for almost 15 years. It provides an in-depth approach to all the topics addressed and the fact that it includes applied physiology allows a greater understanding of every topic. DiBartola gives a comprehensive explanation of the physiology of electrolytes and the causes, effects and treatment of their imbalances. It is a valuable aid in the treatment of electrolyte anomalies."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721639499
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/16/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Applied Physiology
1. Applied physiology of body fluids in dogs and cats
2. Applied renal physiology
Section 2: Electrolyte Disorders
3. Disorders of sodium and water: Hypernatremia and hyponatremia
4. Disorders of chloride: Hyperchloremia and hypochloremia
5. Disorders of potassium: Hyperkalemia and hypokalemia
6. Disorders of calcium: Hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia EXPANDED!
7. Disorders of phosphorus: Hyperphosphatemia and hypophosphatemia
8. Disorders of magnesium: Hypomagnesemia
Section 3: Acid-Base Disorders
9. Introduction to acid-base disorders
10. Metabolic acid-base disorders
11. Respiratory acid-base disorders
12. Mixed acid-base disorders
13. Strong ion difference approach to acid-base balance NEW!
Section 4: Fluid Therapy
14. Introduction to Fluid Therapy
15. Technical aspects of fluid therapy: Catheters and monitoring of fluid therapy
16. Monitoring fluid therapy and complications of fluid therapy NEW!
17. Perioperative management of fluid therapy
18. Fluid therapy for gastrointestinal and pancreatic disease
19. Fluid therapy for hepatic disease EXPANDED!
20. Fluid therapy in endocrine and metabolic disorders
21. Fluid and diuretic therapy in heart failure
22. Fluid therapy during intrinsic renal failure
23. Shock Syndromes
Section 5: Special Therapy
24. Blood transfusion and blood substitutes
25. Total parenteral nutrition
26. Enteral nutrition NEW!
27. Fluid therapy with macromolecular plasma volume expanders
28. Peritoneal dialysis
29. Hemodialysis EXPANDED!

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