Electrolytes: Unraveling their Critical Importance in Anesthesia Practice

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Krongthip Sripunjan
Napichayakarn Phanthananphokhin
Wilaiporn Supan
Phongthara Vichitvejpaisal


This article explores the critical significance of electrolytes in anesthesia practice and their impact on patient outcomes. It provides a comprehensive overview of electrolytes and their role in the human body, emphasizing their essential functions in maintaining physiological processes. It highlights the implications of electrolyte imbalances during the perioperative period and their potential effects on cardiac function, neuromuscular function, wound healing, and organ function. Strategies for monitoring, managing, and optimizing electrolyte balance in anesthesia practice are discussed. The article also presents the critical importance of maintaining electrolyte balance and the need for timely interventions during anesthesia practice. Additionally, future directions in electrolyte monitoring, emerging research areas, and the critical role of electrolytes in anesthesia practice and patient outcomes are explored.

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