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Weight for calculating fluids

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Hi,

Just a quick question. In low birth and preterms admitted in NICU, and who have weight fluctuations in first few days, ideally daily weight or birth weight should be used for calculating 24 hour fluid requirements. 

 

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We base our fluid calculations on the birth weight until weight is increasing (from growth!) Naturally we also base our 24h plan on clinical signs and lab (esp S-Na)

Here's a similar topic with lots of aspects.

 

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