Sunday, August 26, 2018

Intravenous fluid therapy

St Emlyn’s - By Simon Carley - August 25, 2018
"The use of Intravenous fluid therapy and the controversies around them have been a theme of the blog from the very beginning. From the early days when evidence increasingly pointed to the harms of starch based solutions through to one of our latest podcasts on the use of balanced solutions in children6, the use of intravenous therapies has been a core of interest, uncertainty and dogmalysis...
The bottom line is that it’s a complex area, and the research field is moving pretty quickly which is why it’s helpful to periodically stop and digest a really well written review article to embed some core knowledge before embarking on the next stages of critical appraisal and review of individual trials over the next few years. This week we have a highly accessible article to review that should help us do exactly that.
That is why we are recommending that you read the paper by Finfer, Myburgh and Bellomo in this months Nature Reviews Nephrology. The abstract is below, but as always, and especially so in this case, we strongly advocate that you read the full article..."