Tag: IV Fluids

Congestive Heart Failure and Sepsis: A Closer Look at Fluid Management

Background: In medicine, guidelines are valuable tools that help guide care. However, they are not rigid rules that must be strictly followed. Clinicians often find themselves grappling with the challenge of balancing the demands of meeting Center for Medicaid & …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

SCOPE-DKA: Normal Saline vs Plasmalyte in Severe DKA

Background Information:  Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication of diabetes that we frequently encounter in both the emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU). While intravenous fluid replacement remains one of several cornerstones of therapies, much debate exists …

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Endocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesResuscitation

PrePARE: Effect of Fluid Bolus on CV Collapse During RSI

Background: Peri-intubation cardiovascular collapse (shock, cardiac arrest or death) is an all too common complication of airway management in critically ill patients seen in up to 25% of patients (Jaber 2010, Umobong 2018). The causes for collapse are numerous and …

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