Edited by Hiroshi Morisaki
A number of issues regarding fluid therapy in critically ill patients have been debated for the last several decades. In this review series, published in Journal of Intensive Care, the principal and practical matters underlying fluid therapy are highlighted to allow the intensivists around the world to better understand and manage such primary and consistent intervention as fluid therapy in critically ill patients. The classic Starling’s principle, a 120-year-old model of the microvascular barrier, has recently been modified by such new discoveries as the endothelial glycocalyx and context-sensitive fluid shift.
This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with the final decisions made by the Editor-in-Chief. The Series Editor and Editor-in-Chief declare no competing interests in association with the series.