Long-term subcutaneous hydration therapy for pediatric patients

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Long-term subcutaneous hydration has not been described in pediatrics. A case of a 4-year-old born prematurely with subsequent intestinal failure, large vessel thrombi, and repeated central line-associated bloodstream infections prompting catheter removal is discussed” Wheaton et al (2020).

Abstract:

Long-term subcutaneous hydration has not been described in pediatrics. A case of a 4-year-old born prematurely with subsequent intestinal failure, large vessel thrombi, and repeated central line-associated bloodstream infections prompting catheter removal is discussed. Chronic dehydration ensued and was managed with long-term subcutaneous fluid infusions with no serious complications.

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Reference:

Wheaton, T., Schlichting, C., Madhavarapu, S. and Koncicki, M.L. (2019) A Novel Use of Long-Term Subcutaneous Hydration Therapy for a Pediatric Patient With Intestinal Failure and Chronic Dehydration: A Case Report. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 43(1), p.20-22. doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000350.

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