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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-109

Fluid resuscitation in adult burns


Department of Plastic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Shashank Lamba
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Unit II, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_137_20

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Fluid replacement is an integral part of adult burn care, especially in patients with more than 20% total body surface area involvement. The fluid loss in burns has to be adequately replaced to maintain satisfactory tissue perfusion and prevent shock. Over these years, many different formulas and a variety of fluids have been used to resuscitate these patients. This article reviews the current trends and different approaches in fluid management.


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