The initial distribution volume of glucose (IDVG) is believed to be clinically relevant as a marker of cardiovascular and fluid management in critically ill patients without a significant modification of glucose metabolism. This book covers all aspects of IDVG measurement, including the basic concept, its relationship with other fluid volumes, and the clinical application of this technique in the intensive care unit.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 347 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews:
"The book reviews the authors' nearly 20 year effort of measuring fluid compartments in various disease states. The authors validate dynamic `dilution volumetry' in measuring intravascular and extracellular fluid compartments in normal and critically ill patients. ... Their assertion is just extreme enough to motivate the reader to explore these determinations in their own surgical or critically ill patients. ... The authors should be applauded for their persistent, sequential analysis of the data and the application to patient management." (Loren A. Bauman, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 104 (4), 2007)