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Fluid Management Learning Zone

Resources

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Last updated:13th Mar 2020
The Fluid Management Learning Zone contains a variety of resources. A collection of educational slides are available which contain information about fluid management, including a comparison between albumin and hydroxyethyl starch (HES). 

Also at your disposal are a number of useful links, which will take you to guidelines on fluid management along with other relevant sites.

European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) clinical practice guidelines on the management of decompensated cirrhosis, including ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP), and hepatorenal syndrome in cirrhosis are available (European Association for the Study of the Liver, 2018).

The progression from compensated to decompensated cirrhosis is marked by numerous overt clinical signs such as ascites, bleeding, encephalopathy, and jaundice. The progression of the disease and the associated complications can reduce median survival from 12 years to approximately 2 years.

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Useful Links

This section of the Fluid Management Learning Zone provides links to external sites, where you will be able to further your knowledge of fluid management to provide your patients with the most appropriate treatment option.

Management of Decompensated Cirrhosis EASL Guideline

An asymptomatic compensated phase followed by a decompensated phase characterises the natural history of cirrhosis. It is also marked by the development of overt clinical signs. The most frequent of which are ascites, bleeding, encephalopathy, and jaundice. See the Clinical Practice Guideline.

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Educational Slides


A number of educational slide decks are available to view and download from this section of the Fluid Management Learning Zone.

They cover the benefits, disadvantages and properties of various fluid management agents such as albumin, HES and crystalloids.

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