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domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2016

IV Fluids and etOH

R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog
01 May - R.E.B.E.L.EM - By Salim Rezaie
"Frequently, patients with acute alcohol intoxication are brought to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation and treatment. Although practice patterns vary, it is not an uncommon practice to give normal saline to these patients in the hopes that the saline will cause a dilution effect on the level of alcohol helping patients sober faster and therefore having a shorter length of stay in the ED. At the end of 2013 a study was published evaluating intravenous fluids and alcohol intoxication...
Take Home Message
There is no evidence that intravenous fluids will expedite sobriety in patients with acute alcohol intoxication"
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