Author: Chris Holmes, MD
- There is a risk of cerebral edema in pediatrics with DKA if over resuscitated.
- Recent study comparing normal saline vs. ½ normal saline showed no difference in rates of cerebral edema regardless of rate of infusion.
- Recommend sticking with a fluid resuscitation protocol you are familiar with (i.e., 2 rounds of 10cc/kg bolus of NS).
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