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BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In addition, the accumulated positive fluid balance contributes to increased morbidity and mortality.
Sex difference in fluid balance responses during prolonged exercise.
The two most important conclusions from our study of patients hospitalized with acute pancreatitis were that a greater urine output at 24 hours and 48 hours of hospital admission maybe associated with a shorter LOS and also that an increasingly positive fluid balance at 24 hours appears to be associated with a longer LOS, independently of other variables such as BISAP score.
Similarly, the logistic regression was carried out for the recovery of renal function in 28 days, and the values of fluid balance before and after 3 sessions and creatinine presession presented significant negative association, which remained after the multivariate analysis.
Manthous, "Fluid balance and weaning outcomes," Intensive Care Medicine, vol.
Usefulness of the fluid balance: A randomized controlled trial in neonates.
The number, density, and distribution of B-lines are closely associated with the extent of extravascular lung water, and different B-line characteristics represent different levels of water content in the lungs.[sup][20] A study using lung ultrasound to predict pulmonary arterial wedge pressure (PAWP) showed that patients with A-predominance have lower PAWP, while patients with B-predominance have higher PAWP, which indicates interstitial edema.[sup][21] Since changes in B-lines occur with negative fluid balance during the treatment of lung edema, continuous assessment of their changes can help to determine treatment efficacy and guide treatment speed and effectiveness.
Athletes should be encouraged to perform test "Fluid Balance Chart" in different environmental conditions.
(b) Spontaneously breathing patients with an IVC-CI < 50% and mechanically ventilated patients with an [DELTA]IVC < 12% who had an even or negative fluid balance at 48 hours after admission.
Electronic bed weighing vs daily fluid balance changes after cardiac surgery.
Several studies have investigated fluid balance in soccer players during laboratory exercise protocols (Drust et al., 2000; Maxwell et al., 2009; Nicholas et al., 1995).
An optimal balance of electrolytes--such as sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium--helps regulate oxygen delivery and heart muscle activity, and maintain fluid balance in the brain, among other functions.