Medline ® Abstract for Reference 14
of 'Maintenance fluid therapy in children'
Maintenance fluid therapy: what it is and what it is not.
Friedman AL, Ray PE
Pediatr Nephrol. 2008;23(5):677.
Fifty years after the publication of a prescription for maintenance fluid therapy, concerns have been raised about the use of hypotonic fluids in hospitalized children. We discuss what maintenance fluid therapy is or what it is not; where maintenance fluid therapy has been misused. We also discuss concerns with the immediate adoption of isotonic fluid as maintenance fluid without careful consideration and testing.