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2 INTRODUCTION The kidneys are responsible for maintaining plasma osmolality within a narrow range. Water is the most important solvent in the composition of the living systems. Total body water is a percentage of the body weight. TBW decreases with age. TBW consists of the ICF and ECF.

3 INTRODUCTION CTD At birth TBW is 78% of body wt
Drops dramatically within 1st month of life Equals adult level of 55%-60% at 1yr ECF drops after birth due to neonatal diuresis. ICF increases to achieve adult ratio. Obligatory water loss refers to the minimum intake necessary to maintain fluid balance.

4 TBW AND AGE Age Body water % ECF% ICF% Term 75 35-44 33 4-6mo 60 23 37
Puberty Adult

5 ECF Constitutes 20-25% of body wt Consists of
plasma water which is 5% of body wt interstitial water dat is 15% of body wt Differs btw males and females at puberty Monitored by low( cardiac atria) and high pressure (aortic arch, carotid sinus,JGA) Regulated by the RAA,ANF,ADH.

6 ICF Represents the difference btw TBW and ECF Forms 30-40% of body wt
It is the sum of fluids in different locations of the body with different functions.

7 OTHERS Trans-cellular and other slowly exchangable compartments are of lesser importance under normal conditions. Forms 8-10% of body wt Found in the bone, connective tissue and cartilage It is not accessible to body fluid regulatory mechanism

8 OTHERS CTD Trans-cellular fluid are located in the cerebrospinal, intra-occular, pleural, peritoneal and synovial fluids Transcellular fluid is influenced by trans epithelial transport. Also described as extracoporeal.

Body water balance is regulated by intake and excretion Excretion is the most important in the regulatory mechanism Plasma osmolality is mosmo/kg H20 is the concentration of solute particles and this is constant irrespective of fluctuation of solutes and water intake

10 INTAKE REGULATION Thirst is a major defense against fluid depletion.
Regulated by a center in the mid hypothalamus Change in plasma osmolality as littlle as 1-2% or ECF depletion by 10% stimulates thirst Osmoreceptors located in the hypothalamus, pancreas and hepatic portal vein but the mechanism by which volume depletion induces thirst are not understood.

11 EXCRETION Losses of water occurs thru lungs ,skin, git, kidneys.
Insensible loss are those lost thru evaporation and is proportionate to the surface area of the body and influenced by enviromental temp, resp Insensible loss must be taken into consideration in fluid management in children Urinary water excretion is an obligatory one that is needed in body homeostasis Obligatory loss is important in osmolality regulation.

12 EXCRETION CTD Urinary loss is regulated by ADH and its receptors activity in the collecting duct and the medullary concentration gradient where there is passive re-absorption of water ADH is an octapeptide released from the posterior pitutary fossa in response to stimuli from the hypothalamus.

13 FLUID THERAPY Fluid therapy when employed orally or parenterally is to maintain or restore volume or composition of body fluids. The goal of fluid therapy is to normalize the ICF and ECF chemical environment for cell and organ to function well. Fluid requirement consists of three categories viz i) maintenance ii) deficit iii) supplementary or ongoing loss

14 MAINTENANCE THERAPY This is a function of metabolic rate changes of which affect h20 production. It replaces usual body losses of fluid and electrolyte. Includes usual insensible loss and the urinary output ml for ml Calculation is based on 100ml/100 cal on the assumption of negligible fecal loss . It is also assumed dat this will also address the renal water loss.

15 MAINTENANCE CTD Requirement is as follows
Body wt in kg Fluid requirement/day ml/kg ml/kg+50ml/kg Above ml/kg+50ml/kg+ 20ml/kg *** any wt above 20kg subsequently needs 20ml/kg in addition.

16 EXAMPLE What is the maintenance fluid requirement of a 2year old with a weight of 20kg 1st 10kg =100*10……1000ml +2nd 10kg = 50*10……..500ml Total fluid = ml

17 EXAMPLE CTD Calculate the fluid requirement of a child with a weight of 30kg 1st 10kg=100*10=1000ml 2nd 10kg= 50*10= 500ml 3rd 10kg= 20*10= 200ml Total = 1700ml

18 DEFICIT THERAPY This includes losses due to disease e.g vomiting ,diarrhea Calculation is based on body weight loss This loss is based on clinical assessment.

19 DEGREE OF LOSS Mild dehydration loss of 3% - 5% of body weight
loss of 30ml/kg - 50ml/kg of body weight Moderate dehydration loss of 7%-10% of body weight loss of 70ml/kg – 100ml/kg of body weight

20 DEGREE OF LOSS Severe dehydration loss of 10%-15% of body weight
loss of 100ml/kg-150ml/kg of body weight

MILD DEHYDRATION Loss of 3-5% body weight There is mild thirst Dry mucus membrane No sunken eyes Skin tugor returns normally BP, HR normal Mental status intact Urine output normal

22 MODERATE DEHYDRATION Loss of 7-10% of body weight Thirst is marked
Absence of tears Dry mucus membrane Sunken eyes and fontanelle Skin tugor goes back slowly Reduced urine output HR ↑,BP↓ Irritable mental state

23 SEVERE DEHYDRATION Loss of 10-15% of body weight Severe thirst
Parched mucus membrane Very sunken fontanelle Anuria Hypotension Delayed capillary refill Lethargy or coma

Mild and moderate dehydration can be corrected orally. Severe dehydration however needs parenteral therapy cos the patient will be to weak to take enough orally and may even be in shock so iv or intra-osseous transfusion or even intraperitoneal Parenteral is also needed to prevent renal failure.

25 SEVERE DEHYDRATION Therapy is in stages A --- Initial therapy
B----Subsequent therapy C----Final

The goal of the initial therapy is to expand the ECF rapidly The patient needs 100ml/kg 20ml -30ml/kg of IVF is given rapidly this may be repeated if need be this is given over 30minutes or 1Hr or even longer in malnourished children

27 The goal of the second or subsequent stage is to complete the existing deficit
Require 70-80ml /kg and this is given over 5hr The on going loss in the case of diarrhea is commenced after completing the lost fluid.

28 When the patient is able to take again then you commence the maintenance therapy.

29 ELECTROLYTES Osmolality of the body is accounted for by the electrolytes in the body. The electrolytes are Na, K, Cl, Hco3, urea,glucose. Na is the main electrolyte in the ECF alongside the Cl,Hco3, glucose urea as the anions K is the main electrolyte in the ICF.

30 ELECTROLYTES CTD Tonicity efers to the effective osmolality
Also reflects the concentration of impermeable solutes in fluid.( Na, glucose) Normal tonicity is mmol/kg Tonicity is important in diseases where there is inter-compartmental fluid shift Neurologic problems are often associated with the fluid shift. Urea and ethanol affect osmolality while mannitol and glycerol affects both osmolality and tonicity.

ELECTROLYTES REQUIREMENT Na mmol/kg/day K mmol/kg/day Cl mmol/kg/day Hco3 *** New borns do not require Na,K,Cl in the 1st 24hrs

32 SODIUM Sodium is the major cation in the ECF
Responsible for maintaining intravascular and interstitial volumes 11% is in the plasma pool,29% in the interstitial lymph fluid 2.55 in the icf 43% of total sodium is in the bone and only 1/3 of this is exchangeable ICF Na is maintained at 10meq/l while ECF is140meq/l Function includes nerve conduction,cellular nutrition and BP maintenance

33 SODIUM REGULATION The amt of Na in the body is dependent on the intake and excretion. Regulation of Na intake is poorly understood Different sources of intake which depends on the source as well as age Absorption occurs throughout the git minimally in the stomach and maximally in the jejunum Absorption is aided by Na-k ATPase.

34 Na REGULATION CTD Excretion of Na occurs thru sweat, urine, feces
Kidney is the principal organ regulatig Na excretion. The above is dependent on the glomerular filtration and the tubular reaborption. 67% of tub eab takes place in the PT and LOH ,20% in the asc limb of LOH, 7% in the DT,6% in the CD Regulation occurs mainly thru the RAA

35 HYPONATREMIA Refers to serum conc <130meq/l
Can occur when the intake of of fluid exceeds the excretory capacity of the kidney. Causes are as follows decreased ADH reduced gfr,polydipsia, malnutrition, thiazide.

36 Increased ADH hypovolemia---- mineralocorticoid def, excess diuretic,dehydration,cappilary leak syndrome glucocorticoid def, hypothyroidism, NS, CCF, hepatic cirrhosis SIADH

37 CF N MX OF HYPONATREMIA Can be either symptomatic or asymptomatic
Often times occurs along with dehydration when it is referred to as hypotonic dehydration Includes nausea, vomiting,muscle twitching Na replacement using the formular wt* deficit *0.6 Correction done over 24hrs ½ in the 1st 8hrs and the other ½ next 16hrs.

38 HYPERNATREMIA Serum Na >150meq/l
Results when there is excessive gain of Na usually iatrogenic in improper mixing of infant formula Excessive loss of body water in diarrhea, fever Causes include low ADH activity as seen in central DI, nephrogenic DI high ADH activity as seen in excessive intake, excessive loss thru sweat,adipsia

**HYPERNATREMIA IS AN EMERGENCY Lethargy ,confusion, seizures, ICH, irritability, hypertonia, hyperreflexia,coma ECF is preserved due to shift of water from ICF. ***DO NOT CORRECT RAPIDLY AS RAPID INTERCOMPARTMENTAL SHIFT IS DANGEROUS Rate of Na lowering is at 12meq/l/day Correction of fluid deficit is done over hrs. Choice of IVF is ½ normal saline

40 POTASSIUM Potassium is the major intracellular cation
Essential for cardiac and skeletal muscle contraction Balance is dependent on intake, renal and git excretion ECF value of Kis meq/l Difference in K btw the two compartments is maintained by Na-K ATPase

41 K REGULATION Regulate by two main processes
1) mechanism which responds to within minutes to plasma changes thus promoting import or export from the icf this include insulin,βadrenergic agonist, acidosis, alkalosis, aldosterone and hyper-osmolality. This they do by inducing a secondary messenger which alters Na-K ATPase 2) mechanism responding within hrs to regulate excretion from the body.


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