Commercialised portable intravenous fluids in sports: placing vulnerable athletes at risk

@article{Khodaee2019CommercialisedPI,
  title={Commercialised portable intravenous fluids in sports: placing vulnerable athletes at risk},
  author={Morteza Khodaee and Bradley G Changstrom and Martin D Hoffman},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2019},
  volume={53},
  pages={226–227}
}
Provision of intravenous fluids outside of medical facilities has become an expanding business in the USA, and for several years has been marketed for pre-event and postevent hydration at various sporting events, including mass events like marathons.1 These ‘for-purchase on-demand’ intravenous services are marketed to enhance performance and postevent recovery. Typically administered in a tent or a mobile station by a nurse under the licensure of a physician, little or no preintervention… CONTINUE READING

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