Balanced vs Unbalanced Fluids in Pediatric Severe Sepsis

Background: Fluid resuscitation with crystalloid is one of the most basic initial management approaches to adult and pediatric patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. However, which fluid should we be giving, and does it matter?  Should we give an unbalanced, chloride rich solution such as normal saline or a balanced, chloride restrictive fluid, such … Continue reading Balanced vs Unbalanced Fluids in Pediatric Severe Sepsis