IS THERE STILL A ROLE FOR MEASURING SERUM UREA IN AN AGE OF EGFR? EVIDENCE OF ITS USE WHEN ASSESSING PATIENT HYDRATION.
BACKGROUND: With the current practice of using estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) for the assessment of renal function, serum urea is arguably a redundant test. However, with little evidence, it is purported that urea can [...]
The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility of ultrasound velocity (UV) to detect changes in the hydration status of wrestlers after undergoing acute dehydration and a 2-hour rehydration period. Forty-seven NCAA wrestlers [...]
BACKGROUND: Current peri-operative fluid and electrolyte management in the UK may be suboptimal. We assessed the attitudes of consultant surgeons to fluid and electrolyte prescribing and gathered suggestions for improvement in education on the subject. [...]
COMPARISON OF REHYDRATION REGIMENS FOR REHABILITATION OF FIREFIGHTERS PERFORMING HEAVY EXERCISE IN THERMAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: A REPORT FROM THE FIREGROUND REHAB EVALUATION (FIRE) TRIAL
BACKGROUND: Performing fire suppression activities results in cardiovascular stress, hyperthermia, and hypohydration. Fireground rehabilitation (rehab) is recommended to blunt the deleterious effects of these conditions. OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that three rehydration fluids provided [...]