What do Clinicians Perceive as a Successful "Trial of Fluids"? A Secondary Assessment of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Sandy M Hopper, Michelle McCarthy, Chasari Tancharoen, Katherine J Lee, Francesca Orsini, Franz E Babl
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore physician perceptions of the amount of fluid that demonstrates a successful "trial of fluids" (adequate fluid intake) in the emergency department in children who have had insufficient fluid intake at home. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized placebo-controlled trial of viscous lidocaine versus placebo in children aged 6 months to 8 years with acute infectious ulcerative mouth conditions (gingivostomatitis, ulcerative pharyngitis, or hand foot and mouth disease) and poor oral fluid intake. We measured the amount of fluid ingested in 60 minutes after administration of the intervention and related physician perception of adequate ..View full abstract
Supported by Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.