About this Research Topic
Critically ill children are at significant risk for the development of clinically significant accumulation of fluid (fluid overload). Recent data suggests fluid overload is independently associated with poor patient outcome, yet the delivery of fluids is both a cornerstone of management and the management of fluid balance is a cornerstone of practice. The multifaceted impact as well as the known versus unknown for fluid overload remains controversial.
In this Research Topic, experts from around the world are welcome to discuss the available evidence and background for conundrum of fluid overload in critically ill children and neonates.
Authors are to address the known, unknown, and areas for exploration in the aspects of fluid balance, fluid management, and fluid overload in critically ill neonates, children, and young adults. The manuscripts are to be succinct summation of the prevailing consensus and driven by what work should be done, the areas of research that are the most impactful, and the importance of this topic in the current and future health of the sickest of children.
Keywords: fluid overload, intensive care, pediatrics, neonates, acute kidney injury
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