Randomised controlled trial of intravenous maintenance fluids.

  title={Randomised controlled trial of intravenous maintenance fluids.},
  author={Michael Yung and Steve Keeley},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={45 1-2},
AIM Traditional paediatric intravenous maintenance fluids are prescribed using hypotonic fluids and the weight-based 4:2:1 formula for administration rate. However, this may cause hyponatraemia in sick and post-operative children. We studied the effect of two types of intravenous maintenance fluid and two administration rates on plasma sodium concentration in intensive care patients. METHODS A Factorial-design, double-blind, randomised controlled trial was used. We randomised 50 children with… CONTINUE READING

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