A randomised controlled trial of Hartmann's solution versus half normal saline in postoperative paediatric spinal instrumentation and craniotomy patients.

@article{Coulthard2012ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled trial of Hartmann's solution versus half normal saline in postoperative paediatric spinal instrumentation and craniotomy patients.},
  author={Mark G. Coulthard and Debbie A Long and Amanda J Ullman and Robert S Ware},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2012},
  volume={97 6},
  pages={491-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the difference in plasma sodium at 16-18 h following major surgery in children who were prescribed either Hartmann's and 5% dextrose or 0.45% saline and 5% dextrose. DESIGN A prospective, randomised, open label study. SETTING The paediatric intensive care unit (650 admissions per annum) in a tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia. PATIENTS The study group comprised 82 children undergoing spinal instrumentation, craniotomy for brain tumour resection, or… CONTINUE READING
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