Tag Archives: Fluids

Fluid restriction to prevent BPD?

In response to my previous post, one of the comments was a question about fluid volumes in the first few days of life, and whether fluid and/or sodium intake was important for the development of BPD during the early neonatal … Continue reading

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Fluid restriction as treatment for BPD? This time with the summary of findings table.

I realize that many of my gentle readers may not have access to the Cochrane reviews in full text as soon as they are published. The NICHD do provide free access to the neonatal reviews, (together with a useful introduction … Continue reading

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New Publication: Does fluid restriction improve the clinical status of babies with BPD?

I have never been convinced that fluid restriction is a good thing for kids with BPD. I think the common practice came about because of the short-term improvements in lung function that sometimes follow if you start diuretics. The idea … Continue reading

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Something else that doesn’t work in sepsis; albumin

Another multi-center RCT in adults with severe sepsis or septic shock with a negative result. This time 1800 adults in 100 ICUs in Italy were randomized. Fluid boluses were either crystalloid or 20% albumin and crystalloid. Blood pressure was somewhat … Continue reading

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Three new publications

The latest issue of Seminars in Perinatology has just appeared on line. This is second part of the report of the NICHD, SMFM, ACOG, AAP joint workshop where Annie and I presented. I think these articles are all free access: … Continue reading

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Fluid Restricting Babies: Part 2

While I am on a roll… Fluid restriction as a means of treating babies with BPD makes no sense. It is also unsupported by any literature. I think this practice may have arisen because diuretics are given to infants with BPD (don’t get … Continue reading

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Fluid Restricting Babies

A study published online first in the Journal of Pediatrics questions a common practice, the practice of fluid restricting babies who have a patent ductus arteriosus. De Buyst J, Rakza T, Pennaforte T, Johansson AB, Storme L: Hemodynamic Effects of … Continue reading

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