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Infusion type doesn't affect brain outcomes in pediatric DKA

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In children presenting to the emergency department with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), neither the rate of administration nor the sodium chloride content of intravenous fluids appears to significantly influence neurologic outcomes, new research suggests. The study was conducted to fill the gaps in research that inform current DKA treatment guidelines, which typically call for slow rehydration with isotonic fluids in order to avoid brain swelling, Nathan Kuppermann, MD, said. more

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