International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part B
A study on observation of intravenous fluid management in the postoperative period in patients of gastrointestinal surgery
Author(s): Dr. Anand Mohan Verma and Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Abstract:Background: Fluid replacement therapy rehydrates and replenishes the electrolyte stores and helps the patient to recover fast. However, the amount of fluid and type of fluid to be administered is most important in critical care because it is associated with morbidity and mortality of the patients.
Objectives: The present study was undertaken to observe the role of intravenous fluids in the postoperative period in patients of gastrointestinal surgery.
Methods: The present study involved 60 patients of gastrointestinal surgery, within the age group of 30 to 60 years of age. Both the genders (males =20), Females =40) were included in the study. A thorough clinical evaluation was conducted on all the patients. Data were collected from the medical records department after proper permission.
Results: The majority of patients belong to the age group of 41-50 years of age. The majority of cases were of appendicitis (36.66%). On basis of gender also a majority of cases are appendicitis. On day 4 of administration of the fluid majority of patients recovered with normal urinary output (23.33).
Conclusion: The study results support the importance of the intravenous fluids in boosting the recovery of the patients and restoration of their electrolyte balances and urinary output. It was observed that day 4 majority of patients showed recovery with normal urinary output. It was recommended to administer the fluids for adequate recovery of the patients. Further, detailed studies in this area are much needed to explore the importance of intravenous fluids in postoperative care.
Dr. Anand Mohan Verma, Dr. Rakesh Kumar. A study on observation of intravenous fluid management in the postoperative period in patients of gastrointestinal surgery. Int J Adv Res Med 2019;1(2):118-120. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2019.v1.i2b.229