Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Isotonic or Hypotonic Maintenance IV Fluids?: A Meta-analysis Tells All

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It seems like the standard of care for decades has been to resuscitate with isotonic fluids but keep hydrated at maintenance using hypotonic fluids—at least until Wang et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2041) sent us their meta-analysis on the safety of isotonic versus hypotonic IV fluids based on 10 published randomized controlled trials that met study criteria. The results will likely surprise you—so go with the flow of information aggregated in this study and find out more!

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