MEDICAL

IN AN OLIGURIC PATIENT, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNS POINT TOWARDS FLUID DEPLETION

  • A. A depressed haematocrit
  • B. An elevated jugular venous pressure
  • C. Pulmonary oedema
  • D. Postural hypotension ✓
  • E. Hypertension

 

In an oliguric patient, postural hypotension is a sign that points towards fluid depletion. Postural hypotension refers to a drop in blood pressure when changing positions from lying down to standing up. This can indicate volume depletion, where there is not enough fluid in the body to maintain normal blood pressure levels.

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