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In this #tweetorial of #FluidWars

We will try to expose the physiological irrationality of Normal Saline (NS).
IV FLUIDS are ubiquitous. They’re the most common inpatient intervention. The most used solution in the world is Ab-Normal Saline.

#HospitalistRegion #Nephmadness
IV fluids bypass the gut, sometimes overrule the kidney and reach into our precious body fluids. Mixing and changing their physical chemical properties alike the administered fluid.

Fluids should be considered drugs and prescribed for specific indications, doses, targets.
A long time ago..
A junior doctor asks the attending:
What type of fluid would you choose on this patient, Saline or Ringer’s?
▪️A: I’ll take the usual, Saline.
Does it really matter? They are both crystalloids with salt, right?
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