Table of Contents

Body Fluid Compartments.
Interpretation of Urine Electrolytes and Osmolality.
Renal Handling of NaCl and Water.
Intravenous Fluids: Composition and Indications.
Disorders of Extracellular Fluid Volume: Basic Concepts.
Disorders of ECF Volume: Congestive Heart Failure.
Disorders of ECF Volume: Cirrhosis of the Liver.
Disorders of ECF Volume: Nephrotic Syndrome.
Disorders of ECF Volume: Volume Contraction.
Disorders of Water Balance: Physiology.
Disorders of Water Balance: Hyponatremia.
Disorders of Water Balance: Hypernatremia.
Disorders of Potassium: Physiology.
Disorders of Potassium: Hypokalemia.
Disorders of Potassium: Hyperkalemia.
Disorders of Calcium: Physiology.
Disorders of Calcium: Hypocalcemia.
Disorders of Calcium: Hypercalcemia.
Disorders of Phosphate: Physiology.
Disorders of Phosphate: Hypophosphatemia.
Disorders of Phosphate: Hyperphosphatemia.
Disorders of Magnesium: Physiology.
Disorders of Magnesium: Hypomagnesemia.
Disorders of Magnesium: Hypermagnesemia.
Acid-Base Physiology.
Evaluation of an Acid-Base Disorder.
High Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis.
Hyperchloremic Metabolic Acidosis: Renal Tubular Acidosis.
Hyperchloremic Metabolic Acidosis: Nonrenal Causes.
Metabolic Alkalosis.
Respiratory Acidosis.
Respiratory Alkalosis.
Mixed Acid-Base Disorders. Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders: Clinical Evaluation & Management is a clear and concise presentation of the fundamentals of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders frequently encountered in clinical practice. Each chapter begins with pertinent basic physiology followed by its clinical disorder. Cases for each fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorder are discussed with answers. In addition, board-type questions with explanations are provided for each clinical disorder to increase the knowledge for the clinician. Practical and clinically oriented, this book is a handy reference for practicing physicians, students, residents and fellows.