Preliminary observation of impaired water excretion in treated status asthmaticus.

@article{Singleton1986PreliminaryOO,
  title={Preliminary observation of impaired water excretion in treated status asthmaticus.},
  author={Rosalyn Singleton and Donald I. Moel and Richard A. Cohn},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  year={1986},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={59-61}
}
Patients in status asthmaticus often have elevated plasma antidiuretic hormone levels. To determine if children in status asthmaticus have impaired water excretion and an increased risk of developing significant hyponatremia when given a fluid challenge, five consecutive patients who showed moderate asthmatic symptoms after taking two doses of epinephrine hydrochloride were given a fluid challenge (20 mL/kg of 5% dextrose in 0.2% normal saline solution given intravenously over 30 minutes… CONTINUE READING

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