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Subcutaneous infusion in children

Faster and less traumatic than IV fluids for kids

Sharon Mace, MD, Pediatrician and Emergency Medicine Physician in Emergency Department, Cleveland Clinic, discusses subcutaneous fluid administration in children who are not amenable to IV insertion, and talks about the PEDS 2 trial which shows that subcutaneous fluid administration is faster, more effective and gives greater parent and doctor satisfaction than IV fluid use.

Reading:
Allen CH, Etzwiler LS, Miller MK, Maher G, Mace S, Hostetler MA, Smith SR, Reinhardt N, Hahn B, Harb G; for the INcreased Flow Utilizing Subcutaneously- Enabled-(INFUSE) Pediatric Rehydration Study Collaborative Research GroupRecombinant Human Hyaluronidase-Enabled Subcutaneous Pediatric Rehydration. Allen CH, Etzwiler LS, Miller MK, Maher G, Mace S, Hostetler MA, Smith SR, Reinhardt N, Hahn B, Harb G; for the INcreased Flow Utilizing Subcutaneously- Enabled-(INFUSE) Pediatric Rehydration Study Collaborative Research Group. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct 5.
Migowa AN, Gatinu B, Nduati RW. Adherence to Oral Rehydration Therapy among In-Patient Children Aged 1-59 Months with Some or No Dehydration. J Trop Pediatr. 2009 Jul 14.
Parkin PC, Macarthur C, Khambalia A, Goldman RD, Friedman JN. Clinical and Laboratory Assessment of Dehydration Severity in Children With Acute Gastroenteritis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jun 1.

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